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[fen-land, -luh nd]
  1. a low area of marshy ground.
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Origin of fenland

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Historical Examples of fenland

  • Ely is nearly, but not quite, the highest spot in the Fenland.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely

    W. D. Sweeting

  • The Fenland is only an example of a still further stage in this process.

    Notes on the Fenland

    T. McKenny Huges

  • It only occurs in fenland, chiefly Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

  • The good Ivo was overseas, busy on the Brittany marches, and there was no ruler in Fenland.

  • And not only whales but Grampusses have been taken in this Estuarie or mouth of the fenland rivers.