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North Country

noun
1.
the part of England north of the Humber estuary.
2.
Alaska and the Yukon territory of Canada (as a geographical and economic unit).
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  • North Country children used their precious holiday time to seek out their favourite flowers in their rare hiding-places.

    A Book of Quaker Saints Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  • Verily the fish of the North Country are mighty beyond all others.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • Equally common is the Greyhound, particularly in the North Country, where coursing has long been a favourite sport.

  • At the North Country town of Morpeth a brank is still preserved.

    Bygone Punishments William Andrews
  • Those chiefs of the North Country, with their clans behind them as one man, what a power they were in the state!

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Her questions were concerned with the North Country as a region.

  • They were Yorkshire people and seemed delighted to meet another North Country person.

    Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan Frances Halton Eva Hasell
  • The North Country was closed to him; his power as a boss was gone.

British Dictionary definitions for North Country

North Country

noun the North Country
1.
another name for North1 (sense 1)
2.
the geographic region formed by Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
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North Country in the Bible

a general name for the countries that lay north of Palestine. Most of the invading armies entered Palestine from the north (Isa. 41:25; Jer. 1:14,15; 50:3,9,41; 51:48; Ezek. 26:7).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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