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bottom land

noun, Physical Geography
1.
bottom (def 4).
Origin of bottom land
1720-1730
1720-30, Americanism
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  • Certainly its level was that of a plateau rather than a bottom land; so that one seemed always to be travelling at an elevation.

    The Land of Footprints Stewart Edward White
  • Incidentally, Joe wants to know why you're digging up his bottom land.

    Blessed Are the Meek G.C. Edmondson
  • Says bottom land of black loam, with clay subsoil, is preferable in this section.

    The Apple Various
  • You will note that they enfilade our lines as we reach the bottom land.

    Red Fleece Will Levington Comfort
  • He makes a most excellent farmer, and the yield of corn in the bottom land is going to be amazing.

    The Tree of Appomattox Joseph A. Altsheler
  • I fertilize my orchard, but not close to the trees; would not advise it on bottom land.

    The Apple Various
  • We built a log cabin, and a dam to take out the waters of the Santa Clara Creek to irrigate the bottom land.

  • I prefer Ben Davis and Winesap, on bottom land with a second slope.

    The Apple Various
  • Prefer timber soil, or sandy loam with open clay subsoil; bottom land is good if it has not a hard-pan subsoil.

    The Apple Various
  • The bottom land on the other side is so low as to be swampy.

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