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high country

a mountainous area below the timberline; a forested mountain area.
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high-country [hahy-kuhn-tree] /ˈhaɪˌkʌn tri/ (Show IPA), adjective Unabridged
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  • After the heat and dust and brown of the lower hills, this high country was inexpressibly grateful.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • It was an expression of my indebtedness to the high country.

  • I thought I'd sweat my wad into pulp before I got there—me just down from the high country!

    They of the High Trails Hamlin Garland
  • It was a high country, cool and wild, like the uplands he had left.

  • The high country south of these ranges has the character of a deeply dissected plateau, the upper stratum of which is limestone.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • I go up into the Quien Sabe, into the high country beyond the Mission.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • They can't raise co'n in this high country, and not much of anything but grass.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • It is said to be a high country, and abounding with remains of cities.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
British Dictionary definitions for high country

high country

the high country, sheep pastures in the foothills of the Southern Alps, New Zealand
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