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North Country

the part of England north of the Humber estuary.
Alaska and the Yukon territory of Canada (as a geographical and economic unit). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Much the same motive led to the pressing of Charles M'Donald, a north-country youth of education and property.

  • A north-country name for whitings and other small fish, split and dried.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • There was the calculating son of a poor north-country parson, who liked coffee after dinner and knew the value of sixpence.

    From One Generation to Another Henry Seton Merriman
  • He's a north-country man by birth, and has been out in New Zealand all his life.

  • But it was not always the north-country coaches that felt the fury of the snowstorms.

  • On that condition I will show you some north-country sport—on that alone, mind.

    John Deane of Nottingham W.H.G. Kingston
  • But the north-country dread of words, of speech that only defines and magnifies, prevailed.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Tertia ran away with a north-country drover, and hath been on the run ever since.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Pendlemere people could appreciate good music, and showed their approval with north-country heartiness.

  • As regards good Aberdeen or north-country crosses, they are rent-payers.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
British Dictionary definitions for north-country

North Country

noun the North Country
another name for North1 (sense 1)
the geographic region formed by Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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