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high country

noun
1.
a mountainous area below the timberline; a forested mountain area.
Related forms
high-country [hahy-kuhn-tree] /ˈhaɪˌkʌn tri/ (Show IPA), adjective
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  • It was an expression of my indebtedness to the high country.

  • It was a high country, cool and wild, like the uplands he had left.

  • I go up into the Quien Sabe, into the high country beyond the Mission.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • And commonly they dwell in a high country where there be valleys and small hills.

    The Master of Game Second Duke of York, Edward
  • It is said to be a high country, and abounding with remains of cities.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
  • Did he ever give me a dollar to spend, while I was up there in the high country looking for it?

    Wunpost Dane Coolidge
  • We'd take you to the high country above these battlements and palisades.

  • They sailed on then without delay or drawback to that high country.

    Gods and Fighting Men Lady I. A. Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for high country

high country

noun
1.
the high country, sheep pastures in the foothills of the Southern Alps, New Zealand
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