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South Downs

noun
1.
a range of low hills, from Hampshire to East Sussex, in S England.
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  • The chalk of which the North and South Downs are composed is a familiar example.

    The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson
  • Another means of dispersal is not so obvious on the South Downs.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
  • Section from the north escarpment of the South Downs to Barcombe.

  • Again came the sound of the small bleatings from the cave on the South Downs.

    Jan A. J. Dawson
  • Will you write it in the window, with the South Downs in front of your eyes?

    The Summons A.E.W. Mason
  • From Pyecombe we come through a cleft in the great chalk ridge of the South Downs into the country of the “deans.”

    The Brighton Road Charles G. Harper
  • I came quite close to the South Downs near Lewes, and all the lights were out in the houses, and the people gone to bed.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
  • They were no more safe associates for peaceful citizens than a wolf was a meet companion for a flock of South Downs.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • The view from it was simply perfect, extending over the whole of woody Sussex to the South Downs and the sea.

  • I remember the sloppy road in the Weald, and the vague outlines of the South Downs seen in starlight and mist.

British Dictionary definitions for South Downs

South Downs

plural noun
1.
a range of low hills in S England, extending from E Hampshire to East Sussex: proposed (since 1999) as a national park
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