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  • n. A person who lives at low altitude - used by those living at higher altitudes
  • n. An inhabitant of or observer in a universe with two spatial dimensions.


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  • I grew up as something native Vermonters refer to as a flatlander, a person from New York or New Jersey who visits the state to ski, to hike, to watch the leaves turn in the fall.

    Water Witches

  • Everywhere in human space a flatlander is a schnook who never gets above the atmosphere.

    Neutron Star

  • A lifelong actor and performer, Lorber — a Democrat — got into politics in 2005 when he ran for and won election to a House seat in Burlington, despite being a "flatlander" — or non-native Vermonter.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The bartender welcomed me as a "flatlander" which I guess I am, but only by residence, not by spirit.

    badger Diary Entry

  • The thing I didn’t know about mountains when I was what my husband rudely calls a flatlander and the rest of the world calls a Midwesterner is that often the valleys between mountain peaks are significantly higher than sea level.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » Freelancer’s Survival Guide Success Part 5

  • The beleaguering mountains smelled a flatlander when they saw one, and hated me right back.

    A June Defection

  • Yes | No | Report from flatlander wrote 32 weeks 4 hours ago

    Fun Guns

  • Johnson goes on to describe Susskind's conjecture that a holographic principle — may be applicable to the universe; reality compared to an illusory projection akin to the fabled flatlander world.

    2009 August - Telic Thoughts

  • Yes | No | Report from flatlander wrote 33 weeks 5 days ago

    More Thoughts on Prairie Dogs

  • And I can say from personal experience that stockers, given enough time to adapt, do indeed become something approximating real trout, at least to a flatlander.

    Hatchery Fish: The Weakest Link


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  • In northern New England this refers to any non-native, but especially to someone from southern New England.

    December 30, 2007