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Salisbury Plain

noun
1.
a plateau in S England, N of Salisbury: the site of Stonehenge.
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  • Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain, is a better known ruin, though not on as large a scale as at Avebury.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • The site of this old city was not easily to be found on Salisbury Plain.

  • Not even Flanders could give us worse trials of this sort than we had known while wintering on Salisbury Plain.

  • He took refuge with Hengist in his stronghold on Salisbury Plain.

    Stories of the Days of King Arthur Charles Henry Hanson
  • It was hard enough to write from Salisbury Plain; from here it was well-nigh impossible.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire, is the most extraordinary of these.

  • All of the three Fanshawe brothers are good; this one worked under me on Salisbury Plain.

  • In spite of the mud and discomfort we had taken root in Salisbury Plain.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • She heard from Skrebensky; he too was on duty in the country, on Salisbury Plain.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • We had all the things that one does not have in a military mess on Salisbury Plain.

British Dictionary definitions for Salisbury Plain

Salisbury Plain

noun
1.
an open chalk plateau in S England, in Wiltshire: site of Stonehenge; military training area. Average height: 120 m (400 ft)
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