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Black Country

a district in the English Midlands, around Birmingham: so called from the soot and grime produced by the many local industries. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Black Country
Historical Examples
  • All this must not be eclipsed in the Blackness of the Black Country.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • I was particularly struck with this fact on a visit to the Black Country.

    The Toilers of the Field Richard Jefferies
  • I have seen one or two very funny effects in the "Black Country."

    Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne
  • This is a graphic narrative of factory life in the Black Country.

  • Who can be sure that all the inhabitants of that Black Country are natural?

    Beyond the Black River Robert E. Howard
  • What we call the mining regions he knows as the Black Country.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • Lancashire sent us her cottons and cloth, the Black Country its steel.

    Winning a Cause

    John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
  • The place is almost in the Black Country, but is charming nevertheless.

    Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Even before that invasion, when the heather was not in flower it must have been a Black Country.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
  • We came through a part of the Black Country that you know, and it looked at its blackest.

British Dictionary definitions for Black Country

Black Country

the Black Country, the formerly heavily industrialized region of central England, northwest of Birmingham
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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