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[nawr-luh nd] /ˈnɔr lənd/
noun, Chiefly British Dialect.
Origin of norland
First recorded in 1570-80; reduced form Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Above it, norland Road forms the western boundary of the borough.

    The Kensington District Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • The enclosure of norland Common, now carrying on, is a most serious drain.

    Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
  • We will take a bus at the corner and get to norland Square in no time.

  • norland Square is a poor enough place, but there is at any rate a W. after it.

    Fan W.H. Hudson (AKA Henry Harford)
  • There was no game to slaughter, and other kind of excitement, the quiet norland parish had never possessed any.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • I might take care of little children, perhaps, but people like norland nurses at a hundred a year nowadays.

    Miss Million's Maid Bertha Ruck
  • They want the caller red that the norland breeze puts on the cheeks o' our Scottish gilpies.

  • An ancient norland forest, with an eternal look, under a sky of deep stars.

    Dramatic Technique

    George Pierce Baker
  • Through all the long cold hours of the norland night the Martian had not moved nor spoken.

    Black Amazon of Mars Leigh Brackett
  • We must dance to the vernal saraband while we can: Spring is so short in this norland country of ours.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
British Dictionary definitions for norland


(archaic) the north part of a country or the earth
Word Origin
C17: contraction of north + land
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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