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[flat-land] /ˈflætˌlænd/
a region that lacks appreciable topographic relief.
Origin of flatland
1725-35, Americanism; flat1 + -land
Related forms
flatlander, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Are the houses and doors and churches in flatland to be altered in order to accommodate such monsters?

    Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott
  • Of what use have been all the wars of flatland from Longtime till now?

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • I was rapidly descending; and I knew that return to flatland was my doom.

    Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott
  • The men of flatland are about to feed, and will share their supper.

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • Tell the white men,” said Anders, “that we are prisoners in flatland—alive and well—but they must come to help us quickly.

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • I would go forth, methought, at once, and evangelize the whole of flatland.

    Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott
  • Not so,” said Amalatok, who joined the group at the moment, “the man paddles like a man of flatland.

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • It is when we turn to the living that we realise what a flatland is Russian literature now.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • Now stretch your imagination a little, and conceive a Square in flatland, moving parallel to itself upward.

    Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott

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