Definition of flatland
1 : a region in which the land is predominantly flat —usually used in plural
2 : land that lacks significant variation in elevation
flatlanderplay \ˈflat-ˌlan-dər\ noun
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One option is the Little O ATV Trail near Baldwin, a 41-mile loop that winds through Huron-Manistee National Forest and features sandy flatlands, rolling hills, meadows and thick woods.
But, even in the south, one only has to drive twenty or thirty miles across the dusty flatlands outside Bamako to understand the implications of Trump’s policy.
Not far from the outskirts of Pearland stands the Sri Meenakshi Temple, its cream walls and wedding-cake lintels of Hindu gods rising above the flatlands.
This part of Los Angeles, where the flatlands of Boyle Heights and the freeways that dissect it give way to the gentle slope of the city’s northeast, has long been a land of opportunity for politically ambitious underdogs.
Even the idea of a strange beast emerging in the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign from the waters of the Essex estuary to terrorize a village in these admittedly atmospheric flatlands seemed silly.
Moscow, which sits on swampy flatland, faces several other natural dangers besides strong spring wind.
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