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[nawr-luh nd] /ˈnɔr lənd/
noun, Chiefly British Dialect.
Origin of norland
1570-80; reduced form Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The norland brutes had never liked the smell of him, and now the reek of blood upon him was enough in itself to set them wild.

    Black Amazon of Mars Leigh Brackett
  • The enclosure of norland Common, now carrying on, is a most serious drain.

    Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
  • norland Square is a poor enough place, but there is at any rate a W. after it.

    Fan W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
  • We will take a bus at the corner and get to norland Square in no time.

  • Further westward is the square of the same name, on the site of old norland House.

    The Kensington District Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • Through all the long cold hours of the norland night the Martian had not moved nor spoken.

    Black Amazon of Mars Leigh Brackett
  • A so-called "norland Epic," freely constructed on the sonata formula, is one of Loomis' most brilliant and personal achievements.

  • There were the rich coasts of England, but they were well guarded, and many of the norland race were along the wardens.

    The Path of the King John Buchan
  • We must dance to the vernal saraband while we can: Spring is so short in this norland country of ours.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • The whole coast of norland was closely blockaded by cordon within cordon, and every port, even the smallest, held by the British.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for norland


(archaic) the north part of a country or the earth
Word Origin
C17: contraction of north + land
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