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  • n. Plural form of veldt.


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  • The major manifestations are the veldts of South Africa, the puszta of Hungary, the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay, the steppes of the former Soviet Union, and the plains and prairies of central North America.

    Grassland biome

  • All around the Empire, from the palmy isles of the Caribbean to the verdant coasts of South America, from the steaming jungles of Indochina to the tranquil lagoons of Polynesia, across the tawny veldts and plains of Africa and into the lonely islands of the Indian Ocean, wherever the proud French flag flew, in scores of colonies and protectorates, similar preparations were underway.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The first Rihannsu saw the herds of wild hlai staggering and croaking their way across the southern veldts like a mass migration of sozzled giant ostriches, and they knew they were onto a good thing.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • Down below I saw a cluster of cages, shuttered gift stores and snack bars, two large veldts.

    Pop Goes The Weasel

  • He stalked the veldts, skittered through the deserts.

    The Miko

  • Further south yet, beyond deserts and veldts, were barbarous black kingdoms.

    Conan Of The Isles

  • Farther south yet, beyond deserts and veldts, were barbarous black kingdoms.

    Conan the Adventurer

  • When the thrilled listener has refreshed the tale-teller from his whisky flask, the romancist takes up the thread of his narrative once more, and tells how the Lancers thundered over the shivering veldts in pursuit of flying hordes of foemen, and for awhile, like some graveyard ghoul, he revels in the moans of the dying and the blood of the slain.

    Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) Letters from the Front

  • The khaki suits were designed to imitate the yellow veldts of South Africa; the gray-green garments of the German forces are designed to simulate the green fields of the north.


  • There may have been those who, for political reasons, found fault, but the sentiment of the FrenchCanadians went with those of their race who were fighting in distant veldts.

    The Loyalty of French-Canadians to the Empire


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