from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An elevated and generally level region of considerable extent; a plateau.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A broad, level, elevated area of land; a plateau.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a relatively flat highland


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  • Montfermeil is situated between Livry and Chelles, on the southern edge of that lofty table-land which separates the Ourcq from the Marne.

    Les Miserables

  • It was a journey which was not prosecuted without much fatigue and considerable danger, as they had to traverse a country frequently exposed to all the evils of war, more especially when they approached the Ghauts, those tremendous mountain-passes which descend from the table-land of Mysore, and through which the mighty streams that arise in the centre of the Indian peninsula, find their way to the ocean.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • It seemed as though two immense adders of steel were to be seen crawling towards the crest of the table-land.

    Les Miserables

  • He suddenly beheld the table-land of Mont – Saint-Jean cleared, and the van of the English army disappear.

    Les Miserables

  • The four riders, having now reached a wider road, went abreast and soon reached a stretch of table-land, from which the eye took in on one side the rich valley of the Seine toward Rouen, and on the other an horizon bounded only by the sea.

    Modeste Mignon

  • And even such are those delightful glens, which cut the high table-land of the confines of Devon and Cornwall, and opening each through its gorge of down and rock, towards the boundless Western

    Westward Ho!

  • The country gone over today, though not all of the very best description, has plains in it of the very finest kind — even the sandy table-land bears an abundant crop of grass.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • After a few minutes, the party were again in motion, ambling steadily and cautiously along the high table-land, towards

    Westward Ho!

  • The first four miles was over the stony rises; the next three, sandy table-land, with spinifex, eucalyptus, and scrub.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • At four miles we found that the first part of the rise was stony, but on the top it was sandy table-land, covered with thick scrub.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart


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