Low Countries


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Low Countries

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

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

Low Countries

n the Low Countriesi Paesi Bassi
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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.”
“Je vous entends; de low countrie is freeze up for half de year.”
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.
Women and Gender in the Early Modern Low Countries, 1500-1750
Champion, Matthew S., The Fullness of Time: Temporalities of the Fifteenth-Century Low Countries, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2017; hardback; pp.
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.
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. By Oscar Gelderblom.
EVENTS 1940: German forces invade the Low Countries by air and land, while in London, Chamberlain is replaced by Churchill.