a range of chalk hills in southeastern England, south of the Thames, extending west to east about 100 miles (160 kilometers): Highest peak, Leith Hill, 965 feet (294 meters).
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How to use North Downs in a sentence
In North Downs as much as 90,000 were lost, but this is a rare instance.A Guide to the Mount's Bay and the Land's End | John Ayrton Paris
I rather fancy it was those North Downs, for the road went off into grass, and I got into another wood.Howards End | E. M. Forster
At a few points, however, as at Gravesend, spurs of the North Downs descend directly upon the shore.
Very good; it is not far, though a stiffish pull, to Ash on the top of the North Downs.Anthropology | Robert Marett
It lies at the foot of the North Downs in the pleasant valley of the river Mole.