Fen sentence example
It lies in the midst of the flat fen country.
The south-eastern portion of the province consists of high fen resting on diluvial sand.
The word was derived in antiquity from the town of Helos in Laconia, but is more probably connected with 'Aos, a fen, or with the root of AEiv, to capture.
The western division consists of low fen or clay soil and presents a monotonous expanse of rich meadow-land, carefully drained in regular lines of canals bordered by stunted willows, and dotted over with windmills, the sails of canal craft and the clumps of elm and poplar which surround each isolated farm-house.
It lies on a gentle eminence in the flat fen country, and the fine Perpendicular tower and spire of the church of St Mary are a landmark from far.Advertisement
It will find sustenance equally on the driest of soils as on the fattest pastures; upland and fen, arable and moorland, are alike to it, provided only the ground be open enough.
The natural division into dunes, geest grounds, and clay and low fen holds for South as well as for North Holland.
It lies in the flat fen country, on the river Nene (mainly on the east bank), II m.
It is best adapted for application to clays and fen lands and should not be practised on shallow light sands or gravelly soils, since the humus so necessary for the fertility of such areas is reduced too much and the soil rendered too porous and liable to suffer from drought.
It was separated from the sea by a belt of marsh and fen uniting Friesland and North Holland, the original coast-line being still indicated by the line of the Frisian Islands.Advertisement
The surface is generally flat (only a few sand-hills rising to any height) and is diversified by moor, fen, lakes and forest.
On the clay and low fen cattle-rearing and the making of the Gouda cheeses are the principal occupations.
It lies in a flat agricultural fen district, drained by numerous cuts, some of which are navigable.
The main feature of the northern plain is the so-called Luneburger Heide, a vast expanse of moor and fen, mainly covered with low brushwood (though here and there are oases of fine beech and oak woods) and intersected by shallow valleys, and extending almost due north from the city of Hanover to the southern arm of the Elbe at Harburg.
Southward, the Danube encircles a vast fen, tenanted only by waterfowl and herds of half-wild swine, while the plain which extends to the north-east and east only grows fertile at some distance inland.Advertisement
Owing to the shrinkage of the soil in reclaimed lands, however, that is, lands which have been drained after fen or other reclamation, the sides of the polder are often higher than the middle, and it is necessary by means of small dams or sluices to make separate water-tight compartments (afpolderingen), each having its own unit of measurement.
Groningen communicates with the Lauwers Zee by the Reitdiep (1873-1876), while the canal to Winschoten and the Stadskanaal, or State canal (1877-1880), bring it into connexion with the flourishing fen colonies in the east of the province and in Drente.
These include various local lines such as the line AlkmaarHoorn (1898), Ede-Barneveld-Nykerk, Enschede-Ahaus in Germany (1902), Leeuwarden to Franeker, Harlingen and Dokkum, and the line Zwolle-Almelo (junction at Marienberg) Koevorden-StadskanalVeendam-Delfzyl, connecting all the fen countries on the eastern borders.
Horticulture and market-gardening are of a high order, and flourish especially on the low fen soil and geest grounds along the foot of the dunes in the provinces of North and South Holland.
The best are the dark blue from the Fen district of Cambridgeshire in England.Advertisement
His early years were spent at Barnack in the Fen country and at Clovelly in North Devon.
This is only varied by the strip of fertile clay and grass-land which is found along the banks of the rivers, and by the areas of high fen in the southeastern corner and on the western borders near Assen.
The work is conducted on a regular system of fen colonization, the first operation being directed towards the drainage of the country.
Hoogeveen, situated between these two, owes its origin to the fen reclamation which was begun here in 1625 by Baron van Echten.
It is without doubt the Sterna of Turner, and in former days was abundant in many parts of the fen country,' to say nothing of other districts.Advertisement
On its western side the plateau declines into the clay lands (and in the north-west low fen) which characterize the western half of the province.
Ramsey, however, was not completely insulated, like some of the monasteries of the Fen district.
West, north and north-east of this the province is flat and consists of sea-clay or sand and clay mixed, except where patches of low and high fen occur on the Frisian borders.
A large part of this has been reclaimed and the sandy soil laid bare, but on the Drente and Prussian borders areas of fen still remain.
A pamphlet on the cultivation of osiers in the Fen districts is issued in England by the Board of Agriculture.
It is peculiarly adapted for peaty soils, and is accordingly a favourite crop in the fen lands of England, and on recently reclaimed mosses and moors elsewhere.
These exist for the purpose of regulating drainage, and providing defence against water in fen lands or lands subject to floods from rivers or tidal waters.
It lies in the midst of the flat fen country, on the old course of the river Nene.
The Thames, bordered in early times by a great expanse of fen on either hand from Chelsea and Battersea downward, washed, at the point where the Abbey stands, one shore of a low island perhaps three-quarters of a mile in circumference, known as Thorney or Bramble islet.
To the north runs the great Forty-foot Drain, also called Vermuyden's, after the Dutch engineer whose name is associated with the fen drainage works of the middle of the 17th century.
The landscape consists for the most part of waste stretches of heath, occasionally slightly overlaid with high fen.
The soil consists almost entirely of sand and gravel, and is covered with bleak moorland, patches of wood, and fen.
Like Drente on the north and Gelderland on the south, Overysel consists of a sandy flat relieved by hillocks, and is covered with waste stretches of heath and patches of wood and high fen.
The origin of the three main divisions of Lincolnshire is anterior to that of the county itself, and the outcome of purely natural conditions, Lindsey being in Roman times practically an island bounded by the swamps of the Trent and the Witham on the west and south and on the east by the North Sea, while Kesteven and Holland were respectively the regions of forest and of fen.
It lies in the midst of the flat Fen country.
The main portion of Gelderland north of the Rhine and the Old Ysel forms as it were an extension of the province of Overysel, being composed of diluvial sand and gravel, covered with sombre heaths and patches of fen.
Eminent local antiquarians first drew attention to the exceptional prehistoric landscapes of the fen edge during the early twentieth century.
A county rarity, fen bedstraw, is also present.
The significance of Fen Drayton Nature Reserve for its wintering bittern is not recognized in the Environmental Statement.
The 1000m long boardwalk allows visitors to visit the Fen at any time of year.
However, the Fen Drayton List includes scarce chaser Libellula fulva.
The Fen folk are afraid of becoming further alienated; having seen their health care facilities systematically dismembered over the past three years.
Killough Bay and Strand Lough ASSI is coastal site with linked tidal lough, swamp, fen and wet meadows.
Behind these are areas of sedge dominated fen which can often be species rich.
However, elsewhere in Europe calcareous fen is the species ' most typical habitat.
The open waters hold a range of aquatic plant species, with emergent swamp around the margins, backed by a species- rich fen.
Wetlands and Lakes There are no significant wetlands in the LCA only a few small pockets of poor fen.
As well as open fen the reserve includes a mixture of wet heathland, open water, scrub and woodland.
This field system led from dry ground to the ever wetter fen, and was maintained for over 1,000 years.
These fen vegetation types grade into fen vegetation types grade into fen meadow on the drier ground behind.
The vegetation is a relatively uniform area of S27 Carex rostrata Potentilla palustris tall-herb fen in which Sphagnum is found locally.
A small area of lagg fen lies around the edge of the bog.
Market Weston fen - 1st September 2000 This remnant of valley fen is one of the finest in East Anglia.
Mortlach Moss Aberdeenshire This small base-rich basin fen, lying upon igneous rock, is representative of Alkaline fens in northeast Scotland.
It is narrower and more shallow than any of the other navigable lodes and was probably only used by small Fen Lighters.
In the south, Holland is the fen country - drained marshland which is rich and fertile.
The wet fen meadow had not been grazed for 25 years.
The succeeding unit consists of organic freshwater silt, grading upwards into fen peat.
Most of the reddish acid bog peat was removed, exposing older, black, base-rich fen peat underneath.
Sherwood appointed Fen Digital to handle their online marketing for the launch of a new range of clinical photometers.
In summer dragonflies hawk over peaty pools which hold rare aquatic plants such as frogbit, fen pondweed and greater water-parsnip.
More about the fen raft spider All the water in the fen gradually flows into the river Waveney.
The fen ragwort was one of the first species to be included in English NatureÃ¢s Species Recovery Program.
Sedge fen - low nutrients, high diversity Saw sedge fen - low nutrients, high diversity Saw sedge is the main plant species in these areas.
They are united only in their hatred of other flatmate Alex, a poetry slammer who went to boarding school with Fen.
In 1981 the fen raft spider became one of the 23 species of arthropod protected in Britain by the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
Fen, marsh and swamp vegetation which is permanently, seasonally or periodically waterlogged.
The reedbeds and tall fen vegetation support nesting sedge and reed warblers as well as numerous cuckoos.
Fen Drayton Lakes is known to be an important site for wintering waterfowl in the Great Ouse Valley.
Nationally important areas of carr woodland (fen woodlands dominated by alder) are also present.
Here the soil consists mainly of sand and gravel, and the prevailing scenery is formed of waste heaths and patches of wood, while here and there fertile meadows extend along the banks of the streams, and the land is laid out in the highly regular manner characteristic of fen reclamation (see Drente).
He 's standing at the end of the bar supping a pint of some fearsome Fen brew !
Fen, marsh and swamp Vegetation which is permanently, seasonally or periodically waterlogged.
As I ran past the circus head quarters down Walcott fen an owl swooped past.
In London these include reed warbler, water rail, and the fen wainscot moth.
Tian Hua Fen or trichosanthis is an herb often used by Chinese medicine practitioners.
C. Mariscus is a vigorous native fen plant, 2 to 6 feet high, in flower crowned with dense, close chestnut-colored panicles, sometimes 3 feet in length, the leaves glaucous, rigid, and often 4 feet long.
Senecio Paludosus - A handsome waterplant for the wild garden, found in our own fen district and in wet places throughout Europe.
Deurne, a few miles east of Helmond, the site of a prehistoric burial-ground, was an early fen colony.
Peat-digging and fen reclamation have been carried on from an early period, and the area of high fen which formerly covered the portion of the province to the north of the Vecht in the neighbourhood xx.
This industry is now most active on the eastern borders between Almelo and Hardenberg, Vriezenveen being the chief fen colony.