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Lake District

noun
1.
a mountainous region in NW England containing many lakes: tourist center.
Also called Lake Country.
Compare Lake Poets.
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  • Lake District, places visited in, by Keats with Brown, 272-3 et sqq.

    Life of John Keats Sidney Colvin
  • It appeared that they were travelling toward a Lake District.

    A Voyage to Arcturus David Lindsay
  • Passing through the Lake District, he called on Wordsworth, and was most kindly received by the majestic old man.

    Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers William Edward Winks
  • Division of the Lake District among three states required that each of them have a share of the lowlands in the vicinity.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • We have shown that the road between the Lake District and Oxford is one requiring time to deal with.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
  • The tummel wheelers referred to were seen by me in the Lake District (Ullswater) in the early forties.

  • A brief description of the leading towns within the Lake District will be useful.

    Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney
  • Parliament has several times intervened to save the Lake District from the desecrating intrusion of useless railways.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
British Dictionary definitions for Lake District

Lake District

noun
1.
a region of lakes and mountains in NW England, in Cumbria: includes England's largest lake (Windermere) and highest mountain (Scafell Pike); national park; literary associations (the Lake Poets); tourist region Also called Lakeland
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