[ UK /fˈɛnlənd/ ]
  1. low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water
    the fens of eastern England
    thousands of acres of marshland
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How To Use fenland In A Sentence

  • Across Europe, the biggest declines from 1990 to 2000 had been for bogs and fenland, heathland and coastal habitats.
  • Growing much closer to the ground, both in dry, bushy places and in fenland, dewberries can sometimes be found now. Times, Sunday Times
  • The main activity of the shire was sheep-rearing on the wolds, cattle on the flatlands, and fishing: reclamation of fenland went on steadily.
  • First and last, though, it is a book about landscape, and especially fenland.
  • The fenlands of eastern England were originally marshland, but have been turned into rich farmland by efficient drainage.
  • Some 40,000 people a year visit the fenland. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her setting in the flat fenlands remains dramatic, and before seventeenth century drainage works, it would have been far more so.
  • I found this one on my fenland tour whilst out picking-off candidates for Classic Constructs, a new book for later on in the year. Water Marks
  • Fenland is probably still the place with the best chance of finding them. Times, Sunday Times
  • The fenland landscape may be flat and dreary; these stories are anything but. This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You by Jon McGregor – review
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