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low-lying

[loh-lahy-ing] /ˈloʊˌlaɪ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
lying near sea level or the ground surface. low-lying land.
2.
lying below the usual elevation or altitude.
Origin of low-lying
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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  • low-lying alligator, evading the eyesight and discouraging hope!

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • He remembered that these huts of the gold-seekers were on the low-lying banks of the creek.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • "It may be a low-lying cloud on the water-line of the horizon," Teddy added.

    Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay G. Harvey Ralphson
  • The Indiana made the low-lying atoll at last and lay-to outside.

  • To the right are low-lying pastures and marshes, with here and there a grazing cow.

    By The Sea Heman White Chaplin

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