Low Countries

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Low Countries

A region of northwest Europe comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

Low Countries

pl n
(Placename) the lowland region of W Europe, on the North Sea: consists of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands

Low′ Coun`tries


n.pl.
the lowland region near the North Sea, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous small states: corresponding to modern Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
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Noun1.Low Countries - the lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea: Belgium and Luxembourg and the Netherlands
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Translations
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Low Countries

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References in classic literature ?
The united provinces of the Low Countries, in their government, excel; for where there is an equality, the consultations are more indifferent, and the payments and tributes, more cheerful.
Some of them, indeed, by their services in the Low Countries and on other fields of European warfare, had fairly won their title to assume the name and pomp of soldiership.
and the garrison under the command of Jack Frost make formidable sorties—you understand what I mean by sorties, monsieur; sallies, in English— and sometimes drive General Spring and his troops back again into the low countries.
They never overtook the chimerical friend, yet Andrea frequently inquired of people on foot whom he passed and at the inns which were not yet closed, for a green cabriolet and bay horse; and as there are a great many cabriolets to be seen on the road to the Low Countries, and as nine-tenths of them are green, the inquiries increased at every step.
Washington on Long Island, would prove itself worthy of its historical reputation on the oft-trodden battle-grounds of the Low Countries.
EVENTS 1940: German forces invade the Low Countries by air and land, while in London, Chamberlain is replaced by Churchill.
The High Art of the Low Countries BBC Four, Thursday, 9pm Andrew Graham-Dixon has been a bit quiet of late, but that's probably because he's been throwing all his energies into this latest project in which he's touring the Low Countries, exploring how history has influenced the area's art, architecture and culture.
High Impact: Literature from The Low Countries comes to Liverpool on Wednesday as part of a six cities nationwide tour.
of Groningen, the Netherlands) examines the regional histories (or chorographies) written in the Low Countries in the 17th century following the division of the country into the Dutch Republic, which was Protestant, and the Spanish Netherlands, which was Catholic.
The years 1710-1711 marked a significant cornerstone in the history of Anabaptism in Switzerland with repercussions also for Mennonites in France, Germany, the Low Countries and North America: the deportation of more than 350 Anabaptists, many of whom settled in the Alsace, the Kraichgau, the Palatinate, or the Low Countries, while others dared to return to their homes in Switzerland.
The 46-year-old, whose full name cannot be revealed, has admitted 20 rapes in Germany and the Low Countries and asked for another 1,000 sex offences to be considered.
Poland, Czechoslovakia and the low countries were soon conquered.