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Definition for fens (2 of 3)
Origin of fen1
Definition for fens (3 of 3)
noun, plural fen.
Origin of fen2
Example sentences from the Web for fens
The priest might go back to the slaves of Wessex, and command them if he could; but in the fens, men were free, and lasses too.Hereward, The Last of the English|Charles Kingsley
I leave my marshes and my fens; I dream no more upon my way; But forward press, a river grown, In the great world my part to play.In Ancient Albemarle|Catherine Albertson
One at least spent immense sums upon the drainage of the fens.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely|W. D. Sweeting
The species is partial to fens and marshy places, and is found in such situations over the greater part of the British Isles.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series|Richard South
The sudden flowing of the sea, called in the fens of Lincolnshire, acker.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth