Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Land used as a meadow; also, meadows collectively.

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Examples

  • The place lies on the direct road from Lacedaemon to Olympia, about twenty furlongs from the temple of Zeus in Olympia, and within the sacred enclosure there is meadow-land and wood-covered hills, suited to the breeding of pigs and goats and cattle and horses, so that even the sumpter animals of the pilgrims passing to the feast fare sumptuously.

    Anabasis

  • The exit from the plain and meadow-land round the lake was a narrow aperture through a close encircling range of hills.

    Hellenica

  • He owned thirteen farms, an old abbey, whose windows and arches he had walled up for the sake of economy, — a measure which preserved them, — also a hundred and twenty-seven acres of meadow-land, where three thousand poplars, planted in 1793, grew and flourished; and finally, the house in which he lived.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • On a fair smooth road went they amidst of a goodly meadow-land, wherein were little copses here and there.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • The flowery grass came down to the very water, and first was a fair meadow-land besprinkled with big ancient trees; thence arose slopes of vineyard, and orchard and garden; and, looking down on all, was

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • She felt happy in the little lonely cot, and her heart had gone out to the sweet meadow-land, and she loved it after all the trouble of the water; and herseemed that even now, in the dusk a-growing into dark, it loved and caressed her.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • With the decline and departure of the sun a fog gathered itself out of the low meadow-land that bordered the railway as they went along towards the west, stretching over it like a placid lake, till at the end of the journey, the mist became generally pervasive, though not dense.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • They stretched from the sunken garden down to an old orchard, beyond which rose a swell of meadow-land.

    Maid in Waiting

  • Here stands the homestead, and here lies the meadow-land; there walk the kine

    Mary Anerley

  • Although his gun was empty, he struck the breech of it with his finger; and then he turned away, not deigning even once to look back again; and Lorna saw his giant figure striding across the meadow-land, as if the Ridds were nobodies, and he the proper owner.

    Lorna Doone

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