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North Country

noun
  1. the part of England north of the Humber estuary.
  2. Alaska and the Yukon territory of Canada (as a geographical and economic unit).
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Examples from the Web for north country

Historical Examples of north country

  • Tertia ran away with a north-country drover, and hath been on the run ever since.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • As regards good Aberdeen or North-country crosses, they are rent-payers.

  • There were twenty-nine souls on board, counting the North-country pilot.

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

    Thomas Stanley Treanor

  • But the North-country dread of words, of speech that only defines and magnifies, prevailed.

    Robert Elsmere

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • A north-country name for whitings and other small fish, split and dried.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for north country

North Country

noun the North Country
  1. another name for North 1 (def. 1)
  2. the geographic region formed by Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
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