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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. 2017.
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  • Lancashire sent us her cottons and cloth, the Black Country its steel.

    Winning a Cause John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
  • I was particularly struck with this fact on a visit to the Black Country.

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

    Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne
  • A bit of the 'Black Country' at night, with all the coal-heaps on fire, would give you some idea of the scene.

    A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' Annie Allnut Brassey
  • All this must not be eclipsed in the Blackness of the Black Country.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • The approach to Kimberley with its mine shafts and hills of blue dust reminded me of the Black Country.

    The Relief of Mafeking Filson Young
  • This is a graphic narrative of factory life in the Black Country.

  • I once travelled through the Black Country with a fascinating friend, and I never saw it!

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

    Beyond the Black River Robert E. Howard
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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