Because there might be iron ore in the wolds; and if you could find it by the rod, we might get it up and smelt it.
Out on the wolds Diggon and the peddler had built a fire to warm a new-born lamb.
We had an interesting ride over the wolds, though it rained all the way.
On the south are the wolds of the Negeb plateau, with the plains of Beersheba beyond.
I did not see the fens of Lincolnshire nor the wolds of York.
The summer in the wolds, so long looked forward to, was over.
Shrewsbury left town and retired to the wolds of Gloucestershire.
Up above on the wolds all is bleak, dull, and uninteresting.
The wolds lay glistening and dreary under a watery sky, but all was still.
The river Hull, which rises in the wolds, and has a course of about thirty miles, flows through the older parts of the town.
Old English wald (Anglian), weald (West Saxon, Kentish) "forest, wooded upland," from Proto-Germanic *walthuz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian wald, Middle Dutch wold, Dutch woud, Old High German wald, German Wald "forest," Swedish vall "pasture," Old Norse völlr "soil, field, meadow"); perhaps connected to wild. The sense development from "forested upland" to "rolling open country" (c.1200) perhaps is from Scandinavian influence, or a testimony to the historical deforestation of Britain. Not current since mid-16c.; survives mainly in place names (cf. Cotswold).