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Orange Free State

noun
1.
a province in central Republic of South Africa: a Boer republic 1854–1900; a British colony (Orange River Colony, ) 1900–10. 49,647 sq. mi. (128,586 sq. km).
Capital: Bloemfontein.
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  • Come what may, we would not return to the Orange Free State.

    In the Shadow of Death P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  • Faithful, however, to our compact, we can do nothing without the Orange Free State.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • What is now the mood prevailing amongst the burghers of the Orange Free State?

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • There is one matter with reference to the Orange Free State which we must specially note.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • Our (Orange Free State) law is based on the principle that in case of war, all cost could be met by commandeering notes.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • This was acted on in the Orange Free State, and receipts in the usual form or in the shape of requisition notes were given.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • The Orange Free State offers many difficulties on account of her situation.

    The Peace Negotiations J. D. Kestell
  • The farmer from the Orange Free State talked much to me, giving me, towards the end of the voyage, an invitation to his home.

    The Siege of Mafeking (1900) J. Angus Hamilton.
  • In fact many of them, upon the opening of hostilities, crossed the border (p. 034) to join the forces of the Orange Free State.

    Story of the War in South Africa Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.
  • In the Orange Free State matters were somewhat more favourable.

    Through Shot and Flame J. D. Kestell.
British Dictionary definitions for Orange Free State

Orange Free State

noun
1.
a former province of central South Africa, between the Orange and Vaal rivers: settled by Boers in 1836 after the Great Trek; annexed by Britain in 1848; became a province of South Africa in 1910; replaced in 1994 by the new province of Free State; economy based on agriculture and mineral resources (esp gold and uranium). Capital: Bloemfontein
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