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flatland

[flat-land] /ˈflætˌlænd/
noun
1.
a region that lacks appreciable topographic relief.
Origin of flatland
1725-1735
An Americanism dating back to 1725-35; flat1 + -land
Related forms
flatlander, noun
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  • Of what use have been all the wars of flatland from Longtime till now?

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • The men of flatland are about to feed, and will share their supper.

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • We shall no longer be imprisoned in flatland, but set free in Spaceland.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • I was rapidly descending; and I knew that return to flatland was my doom.

    Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott
  • I would go forth, methought, at once, and evangelize the whole of flatland.

    Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott
  • It is when we turn to the living that we realise what a flatland is Russian literature now.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • At what precise point it came I don't quite know, for I was snatched up out of the dull "flatland" of facts.

    The Lightning Conductor C. N. Williamson
  • Well, that is just what we see when one of our triangular or other acquaintances comes towards us in flatland.

    Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott
  • The greatest length or breadth of a full-grown inhabitant of flatland may be estimated at about eleven of your inches.

    Flatland Edwin Abbott Abbott

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