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foreland

[fawr-land, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌlænd, ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a cape, headland, or promontory.
2.
land or territory lying in front.
Origin of foreland
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50, foreland is from the Middle English word forlonde. See fore-, land
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  • He writes from the foreland on August 25, that the season was too late.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • It was the first time the girl had seen him since their arrival at foreland Farms.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • Murtagh Skeel had not come to foreland Farms, and there was no word from him.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • He held her in his arms in the car all the way to foreland Farms.

    The Moonlit Way

    Robert W. Chambers
  • Attica, a foreland, extending towards the south-east, and gradually diminishing.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • Argolis, on the east side of the peninsula; a foreland opposite to Attica, with which it forms the Sinus Saronicus.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • And the youngest, he never was found; and the others was stone dead ashore, nigh on to the foreland.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • It lies in latitude 38 22' S. and four leagues and a half to the north of Gable-end foreland.

  • If you please; the wind will probably fail as the sun goes down, and, if so, we may just as well lie off the foreland to-night.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
  • The sun, though up and brisk already upon sea and foreland, had not found time to rout the shadows skulking in the dingles.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
British Dictionary definitions for foreland

foreland

/ˈfɔːlənd/
noun
1.
a headland, cape, or coastal promontory
2.
land lying in front of something, such as water

Foreland

/ˈfɔːlənd/
noun
1.
either of two headlands (North Foreland and South Foreland) in SE England, on the coast of Kent
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