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
lage landen

Low Countries

n the Low Countriesi Paesi Bassi
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.
Washington on Long Island, would prove itself worthy of its historical reputation on the oft-trodden battle-grounds of 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.
After the easy capitulation of France and the Low Countries in June1940, it was this country who stood alone against the Nazi's while Stalin was fooled into a pact with Hitler.
His first section contains essays on newspapers in the Low Countries and the study of the periodical press; Amsterdam: innovation and transformation; privileges, scoundrels, and gentlemen: new structures of the Dutch press; resurgence and struggle: the Flemish press in the 17th century; the life of the courantier; and politics, public, and the periodical press in the Low Countries.
Equatorial Guinea has invited a French delegation to work together in order to find a peaceful solution sooner rather than later", announced the Ambassador from Equatorial Guinea to the Low Countries, Carmelo Nvono-Nca, representative of the Equatoguinean delegation.
Two midfielders from the Low Countries caught the eye as Middlesbrough got their pre-season campaign off to a winning start at York City.
Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries.
While invidious to choose specific examples, no self-respecting reviewer can bypass the following essays without the highest praise: Eyal Poleg (on Wycliffite Bibles), Koen Goudriaan (on religious printing in the Low Countries from 1477 to 1540), and Kristian Jensen (on the printing of the works of Augustine--mostly pseudo-Augustine--in the fifteenth century).
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.