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polder

[pohl-der] /ˈpoʊl dər/
noun
1.
a tract of low land, especially in the Netherlands, reclaimed from the sea or other body of water and protected by dikes.
Origin of polder
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Dutch
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  • All this failed to detract from his initial dislike of young polder.

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  • The Dutch polder are not flatter or greener than are these intervening meadows.

  • polder called a warning into Mariana's ear, they drew back as a lump of coal was heaved up from the pit, into the ladle.

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  • polder's intense countenance was sombre, his brow corrugated.

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  • He had judged polder solely in the light of an old standard.

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  • Howat Penny was acutely uncomfortable, and polder scowled at his plate.

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  • They moved out of the dining room, and Mariana and polder continued to the porch.

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  • Howat Penny left Mariana at the door, and went in with polder.

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  • He recognized that polder was more drawn than he had first observed.

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  • We were skirting one side of the green plain which has been reclaimed from the water, converting the meer into a "polder."

British Dictionary definitions for polder

polder

/ˈpəʊldə; ˈpɒl-/
noun
1.
a stretch of land reclaimed from the sea or a lake, esp in the Netherlands
Word Origin
C17: from Middle Dutch polre
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Word Origin and History for polder
n.

c.1600, from Dutch polder, from Middle Dutch polre, related to East Frisian poller, polder, of unknown origin.

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