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  • noun Plural form of polder.

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Examples

  • At risk are not only the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands, but also the centuries-long effort to turn the region's marsh and floodplain into what are known as polders by building more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) of dikes.

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  • This kept the North Sea ( 北海 ) water out … to deal with the inside water they made what are called polders ( 堤坝 ).

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  • These reclaimed lands are called 'polders': We began draining them nearly a thousand years ago.

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  • These reclaimed lands are called 'polders': We began draining them nearly a thousand years ago.

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  • In the country-side the dykes were neglected, great stretches of "polders" were again flooded by the sea, and wolves and bears infested the woods.

    Belgium From the Roman Invasion to the Present Day

  • In the eleventh century, with the conquest of new "polders" upon the sea and the extension of the area of rich low meadows, the quantity of wool increased considerably, and, more raw material becoming available, the cloth industry developed accordingly.

    Belgium From the Roman Invasion to the Present Day

  • The reclaimed lands, or "polders," include not only the sea-bottom, but the coast marshes as well; even the rivers are bordered with levees in order to prevent overflows.

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  • In the decades to follow, up till 1968, there evolved through further dike construction three "polders" or landfill areas, Noordoost -, Ost - and

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  • In the decades to follow, up till 1968, there evolved through further dike construction three "polders" or landfill areas, Noordoost -, Ost - and

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  • The Netherlands is below sea level, and "polders" are chunks of land that have been reclaimed from the sea.

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