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South Downs

a range of low hills, from Hampshire to East Sussex, in S England. Unabridged
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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
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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