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low–lying

adjective low–ly·ing \ˈlō-ˈlī-iŋ\

: not far above the level of the sea

: close to the ground

Full Definition of LOW-LYING

1
:  rising relatively little above the base of measurement <low–lying hills>
2
:  lying below the normal level, surface, or the base of measurement or mean elevation <low–lying clouds>

First Known Use of LOW-LYING

1856

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