Meadows Sentence Examples
Forests and alpine meadows cover their northern slopes.
These is much woodland, but meadows and pastures are rare.
Meadows were pastured rather than mown.
The road wound through meadows broken up by thatches of
All the Indian huckleberry hills are stripped, all the cranberry meadows are raked into the city.Advertisement
Of the total area 43% is occupied by arable land and gardens, 18% by meadows and pastures and 28% by forests.
Of the total area 49.4% is arable land, 34.2% is covered by fbrests, 6.2% by pasturages, while meadows occupy 5.8% and gardens 1.3%.
Particular sites, rivers, springs, hills, meadows, caves, rocks, trees or groves, are holy and from time immemorial have been so, as the natural homes or haunts of gods or spirits.
The surface is diversified by vales, meadows, sand-dunes and tidal marshes.
I should be glad if all the meadows on the earth were left in a wild state, if that were the consequence of men's beginning to redeem themselves.Advertisement
West, west-central and eastern France outside these areas, where meadows are predominant and both dairying and fattening are general.
They were fed with hay during the annual inundation, and at other times tethered in meadows of green clover.
Next comes a second ploughing of the fallow; and afterwards, in the latter end of June, the mowing of the meadows begins.
The pastures are everywhere luxuriant, and the wooded heights and winding glens, in which the tangled shrubbery is here and there broken up by open glades and flat meadows of green turf, exhibit a beauty of vegetation such as is hardly to be seen in any other district of Palestine.
Of the total area 54.8% is occupied by arable land, 7% by meadows, 5.7% by pasturages, 1.2% by gardens, o.Advertisement
The extensive meadows supply pasturage for a large number of cattle and sheep, and the horses raised in the Perche have a wide reputation as draught animals.
Upper Austria has the largest proportion of meadows in all Austria, 18.54%, while 2.49% is lowland and Alpine pasturage.
The older are Princes Street Gardens, covering the old Nor' Loch, Calton Hill, the Meadows and the Bruntsfield Links.
Of its total area, 28.9% consists of Alpine pastures available during the summer months, 4.95% of lowland pasturages and 8.3% of meadows, while only 9.2% is arable.
The most fertile districts lie on the banks of the Elbe and near the North Sea, where, as in Holland, rich meadows are preserved from encroachment of the sea by broad dikes and deep ditches, kept in repair at great expense.Advertisement
If possible the water should be taken so far above the meadows as to have sufficient fall without damming up the river.
Almost two-thirds of the soil is occupied by arable land, pastures and meadows, and of the whole area, in 1900, 91% was classed as productive.
The peasants and slaves at the same time amused themselves with dancing in the meadows.
The landscape of the islands and the south-eastern part of Jutland is rich in beech-woods, corn-fields and meadows, and even the minute islets are green and fertile.
Fiinen, geologically a part of southern Jutland, has similar characteristics, a smiling landscape of fertile meadows, the typical beech-forests clothing the low hills and the presence of numerous erratic blocks, are the superficial signs of likeness.Advertisement
Of the total area of Transylvania 22.6% is arable land; 16.5% meadows and gardens; 9.5% pastures and 0.5% vineyards; while 37.3% is covered by forests and 13.5% is unproductive soil.
Old meadows provide a home for many colorful wildflowers.
Of the total area of the Rhine province about 45% is occupied by arable land, 16% by meadows and pastures, and 31% by forests.
Another canal, to the west of Leczyca, connects the Bzura, a tributary of the Vistula, with the Ner and the Warta; and the bed of the former has been altered so as to obtain regular irrigation of the meadows along its banks.
Level plains, with rich open meadows and cultivated lands, the monotony of which is in some parts relieved by beech woods, are separated by slight ridges with a general direction from N.W.
About half the province is under tillage; 18% is occupied by forests, and about 23% by meadows and pastures.
The meadows south of Alost are often covered with the linen undergoing the process of bleaching, which makes them assume the aspect of a whitish-blue carpet.
Rain and snow are copious, and dense fogs enshroud the coast in summer; consequently the mountains are well clothed with timber and the meadows with grass, except in the tundras of the north.
The forests cover 29.01% of the total area; meadows, 10.05, pastures 5.05, and gardens 1.35%.
The meadows are home to some beautiful flora and fauna such as the bearded rhododendron, dwarf juniper and other rare alpine flowers.
In addition, grazing and early cutting of hay meadows makes that field scabious often does not reaches the flowering stage.
The alpine meadows of the surrounding mountains were painted with some of the nation's most spectacular displays throughout the summer.
Dean nodded in agreement and the two skied back down to "The Meadows" to join the others.
He hit a comfortable pace and stayed there as he peddled past the cemetery and the open meadows where a herd of elk grazed near the river to his left, standing at attention near the edge of the tall cottonwoods that lined the bank.
Although this plant is popularly termed the "meadow mushroom," it never as a rule grows in meadows.
Masudi, a great traveller who knew from personal experience all the countries between Spain and China, described the plains, mountains and seas, the dynasties and peoples, in his Meadows of Gold, an abstract made by himself of his larger work News of the Time.
Vast and impenetrable forests, impassable marches and thickets, numerous lakes, swampy meadows, with cleared and dry spaces here and there occupied by villages, are the leading features of this region.
The actual distribution of arable land, forests and meadows, in European Russia and Poland is shown in the following table The land in European Russia and Poland (Caucasia being excluded) is divided amongst the different classes of owners as follows Down to January 1st 1903, the peasants had actually redeemed out of the land allotted to them in 1861 a total of 280,530,516 acres..
The Armenian highlands, which run generally parallel to the Caucasus, though at much lower elevations (5000-6000 ft.), are a plateau region, sometimes quite flat, sometimes gently undulating, clothed with luxuriant meadows and mostly cultivable.
Lupine, beans, peas and vetches were grown for fodder, and meadows, often artificially watered, supplied hay.
The famous meadows near Salisbury are mentioned, where, when cattle have fed their fill, hogs, it is said, " are made fat with the remnant - namely, with the knots and sappe of the grasse."
The appearance of the prairie section of the province is that of undulating meadows, with rounded sloping ridges covered with shorter grasses, which serve for the support of great herds of cattle and horses.
Water is plentiful in the Elburz, and situated in well-watered valleys and gorges are innumerable flourishing villages, embosomed in gardens and orchards, with extensive cultivated fields and meadows, and at higher altitudes small plateaus, under snow until March or April, afford cool camping grounds to the nomads of the plains, and luxuriant grazing to their sheep and cattle during the summer.
The medical school stands in Teviot Row, adjoining George Square and the Meadows.
Its wards, in which nearly ten thousand patients receive treatment annually, are lodged in a series of turreted pavilions, and cover a large space of ground on the margin of the Meadows, from which, to make room for it, George Watson's College - the most important of the Merchant Company schools - was removed to a site farther west, while the Sick Children's hospital was moved to the southern side of the Meadows.
This same character is also exhibited by the bottoms of the broad valleys, while the more elevated and hilly portions of the territory, especially on their northern slopes, are covered with larch, cedar, pine and deciduous trees belonging to the Siberian flora; where the forests fail they are marshy or assume the character of Alpine meadows - e.g.
The meadows are extensive and well watered, and are pastured by numerous flocks and herds.
There exists among many foreign observers an impression that Japan is comparatively poor in wild-flowers; an impression probably due to the fact that there are no flowery meadows or lanes.
About 19% is arable land, 12% pastures, 5.60% meadows, while 1.06% is occupied by gardens and 1.4% by vineyards which produce wine of a good quality.
The moccasin-snake ranges fromMassachusetts and Kansas to Florida and Texas and into Mexico, preferring swampy localities or meadows with high grass, where it hunts for small mammals and birds.
The bush is grouped in copses on meadows, which produce a coarse tall grass.
Arable land and gardens occupy 55.6% of the area, meadows and pastures 12.9%, forests 21.7%, and the rest is mostly waste.
The climate is so dry, and the rains are so scarce, that an absence of forests and Alpine meadows is characteristic of the ridge; but when heavy rain falls simultaneously with the melting of the snows in the mountains, the watercourses become filled with furious torrents, which create great havoc. The main glaciers (12) are on the north slope, but none creeps below io,000 to 12,000 ft.
It is an important left bank tributary of the Danube, rising in the Franconian plateau (Frankische Terrasse), and after a tortuous course of 116 m., at times flowing through meadows and again in weird romantic gorges, joins the Danube at Kelheim.
The tilting of the mountain mass was presumably not a simple or a single movement; it was probably slow, for Pitt river (headwaters of the Sacramento) traverses the northern part of the range in antecedent fashion; the tilting involved the subdivision of the great block into smaller ones, in the northern half of the range at least; Lake Tahoe (altitude 6225 ft.) near the range crest is explained as occupyilig a depression between two block fragments; and farther north similar depressions now appear as aggraded highland meadows.
Of the total area 33.21% is occupied by forests, 32.09% by pastures, 11.2% by arable land, 9.5% by vineyards, 7.21% by meadows and 3.26%.
It is situated on the right bank of the Tay, between the meadows of the North Inch (98 acres) and those of the South Inch (72 acres), both laid out as public parks.
The landscape in this division of the province is the most typical of Holland; green meadows stretching as far as the eye can see,.
For example, in the genus Primula, a highly characteristic genus of the alpine flora, whose members are among the most striking ornaments of the rocks, the single northern species, P. farinosa, grows only in marshy meadows.
A beautiful park, Biirgerpark, has been laid out in the Biirgerweide, or meadows, lying beyond the railway station to the north-east of the city.
In the winter the cattle consume the hay mown on these Voralpen (which, to a certain extent, are grazed in late spring and early autumn, that is, before and after the summer sojourn on the alps), either living in the huts on the Voralpen while they consume it, or in the stable attached to the dwelling-houses in the village; in the barn is stored the hay mown on the homestead and on the meadows near the village, which may belong to the owner of the cattle.
Of the remainder 27.59% is occupied by arable land, 12.68% by meadows, 10.09% by pastures and 0.78% by gardens.
Much of the ruggedness and beauty of the mountains is due to the erosive action of many alpine glaciers that once existed on the higher summits, and which have left behind their evidences in valleys and amphitheatres with towering walls, polished rock-expanses, glacial lakes and meadows and tumbling waterfalls.
Most marvellous of all were the grounds in which it stood, with their meadows and lakes, their shady woods and their distant views.
In April 1754 he set out with two companies for the Ohio, defeated (28th May) a force of French and Indians at Great Meadows (in the present Fayette county, Pennsylvania), but at Fort Necessity in this vicinity was forced to capitulate (3rd July), though only after a vigorous defence.
Of the total area about 16.6% is under cultivation; meadows and grass-lands amount to 41.7%; and forests cover 19%.
The lower part of the first, like the lower valley of the Charysh, is thickly populated; in the valley of the Ulba is the Riddersk mine, at the foot of the Ivanovsk peak (6770 ft.), clothed with beautiful alpine meadows.
The alpine meadows, which have many species in common with the European Alps, have also a number of their own peculiar Altaian species.
Of the total area of the province 57% is occupied by tilled land, 22% by meadows and pastures, and barely 7% by forests.
Still another class, and the most clearly marked of all, is the flora of the beaches, salt marshes and meadows.
Coulon de Jumonville, in which Jumonville and several of his men were killed; the building, at Great Meadows, by Washington, of Fort Necessity, and its capitulation (July 3); and the retreat of Washington to Virginia.
Glyceria fluitans, manna-grass, socalled from the sweet grain, is one of the best fodder grasses for swampy meadows; the grain is an article of food in central Europe.
Still he remained as sunny and genial as ever, looking from his Cambridge study windows across the Brighton meadows to the Brookline hills, or enjoying the "free wild winds of the Atlantic," and listening to "The Bells of Lynn" in his Nahant home.
Upwards of 61% of the area is under tillage, 13% is occupied by pasture and meadows and 20% by forests, mostly fir.
The heavily armoured French noblesse, embogged in miry meadows, proved helpless before the lightly equipped English archery.
Antelopes, Lepus lehmanni, Lagomys rutilus, various species of Arvicolae, and the Himalayan long-tailed marmot (Arctomys caudatus), the most characteristic inhabitant of the alpine meadows, are the only mammals of the Pamir proper.
The meadows are clothed with a rich vegetation - numberless Paeoniae, Scabiosae, Convolvulaceae, Campanulae, Eremurus, Umbelliferae, Gallium, Rosaceae, Altheae, Glycyrrhizae, Scorodosma foetida and Gramineae.
The invading steppe plants appear everywhere in patches in the Turkestan meadows.
The winter months were Nivose, the snowy, Pluviose, the rainy, and Ventose, the windy month; then followed the spring months, Germinal, the month of buds, Floreal, the month of flowers, and Prairial, the month of meadows; and lastly the summer months, Messidor, the month of reaping, Thermidor, the month of heat, and Fructidor, the month of fruit.
At the Dissolution its revenues amounted to between £750 and £800 a year, exclusive of meadows, pastures, fisheries, mines, mills and salt works, and the wealth of the monks enabled them to practise a regal hospitality.
Captain Thomas Bullitt (1730-1778), a Virginian, commanded a company under Washington at Great Meadows (July 4, 1754), was in Braddock's disastrous expedition in 1755, and after the defeat of Major James Grant in 1758 saved his disorganized army by a cleverly planned attack upon the pursuers.
He was buried at Great Meadows, where the remnant of the column halted on its retreat to reorganize.
In the middle ages there were considerable forests in Ireland encompassing broad expanses of upland pastures and marshy meadows.
Portions of the pasture lands were reserved as meadows; the tilled land was manured.
The agricultural inquiry of 1895 showed that 94.5% of the country consisted of arable land, gardens, vineyards, meadows, pastures and forests; but much of this area must be set down as mountainous and swampy pasture of poor quality.
Of the total area 48.45% is occupied by arable land, 11.16% by meadows, 9-19% by pastures, 1.39% by gardens and 25.76% by forests.
Here only are to be found rich grassy meadows covered with flowers such as are seen in English fields, and here only do forests of oak, beech and chestnut cover a large proportion of the area.
In the latter part of May Washington encountered a French force at a spot called Great Meadows, near the Youghiogheny river, in what is now southwestern Pennsylvania, and a skirmish followed which precipitated the French and Indian War.
Of the total area 61% is occupied by arable land, 8% by meadows and pastures and 21% by forests.
The meadows, untouched by peat extraction, are grazed by cattle to retain their variety of wild flowers.
From here follow the contour all day through meadows of wonderful flowers and beneath rugged limestone crags, noted for eagle's eyries.
Killough Bay and Strand Lough ASSI is coastal site with linked tidal lough, swamp, fen and wet meadows.
Below lie bright green meadows alive with wild flowers all summer.
Cross the Continental Divide and behold incomparable vistas of lush meadows, Alpine glaciers, and thundering waterfalls.
In my native Suffolk the cowslip meadows have long given way to the coarse grass used for silage.
The gentle undulating ' Weald ' is dotted with hop fields and fat cattle graze in lush green meadows.
Lawns and meadows In many colder areas, t his month is the last opportunity to scarify lawns and meadows In many colder areas, t his month is the last opportunity to scarify lawns.
Lower down, the trek leads through verdant alpine valleys with cascading streams, pretty hamlets and flower-strewn meadows.
The freemen's cows are now able to graze the North meadows at Sudbury.
The grassland is a remnant of what would have been large areas of flower-rich meadows around the edge of Dunstable.
You can picnic in flower-filled meadows, stroll through formal gardens or even visit a farm just seven miles from the City!
At Little Lathe near Coniston there is a small meadow typical of unimproved northern hay meadows.
Before long, we were down among the flowery meadows, streams and hamlets that made up these Auvergne farming communities.
Apart from some upland hay meadows, most lie below 350 m altitude.
Visitors can explore ancient oak and beech woods, flower-rich grasslands, or wander through traditionally managed riverside meadows.
Just like the rainforests, seagrass meadows are threatened by mans ' insatiable need to expand, build and consume.
These areas range from stark exposed moorland and edges to rolling meadows accompanied by peaceful dales.
The moated mound where their manor house stood can still be seen in the meadows close to the two remaining medieval fish ponds.
The Gray Herons had left the meadows to feed at the low tide neaps on the River Adur north of the fly-over.
Wander down to the wooden jetty, stroll through the meadows or talk to the horses in the adjacent paddock.
These meadows are relatively rare in the UK; Northern Ireland has a significant proportion of this resource.
In autumn the meadows bloom once more, this time with meadow saffron - a plant associated with ancient grasslands.
Species within the meadows include Yorkshire fog, great burnet, Lady's bedstraw, common knapweed, meadow vetchling and pepper saxifrage.
Sneezewort has been recorded on the riverbank and the meadows contain many species such as meadow saxifrage, great burnet and lesser stitchwort.
Some of the drier meadows are cut for hay in late summer.
The High and Middle mountains contain fragments of mountain tundra, as well as alpine meadows.
It is set in rolling meadows, beside a couple of huge, I mean vast, houses.
Cross the Continental Divide and behold incomparable vistas of lush meadows, alpine glaciers, and thundering waterfalls.
Of the total area only 14.8% is under cultivation, and the crops do not suffice for the needs of the province; forests occupy 44-4%, 1 7.2% are meadows, 15-7% are pastures, and 1.17% of the soil is covered by vineyards.
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).
The surface is diversified by drumlins, vales, meadows, sand-dunes and tidal marshes.
These things would pass away; here were lakes and woods and broad daisy-starred fields and sweet-breathed meadows, and they shall endure forever.
Sitting beside her in the car, I describe what I see from the window--hills and valleys and the rivers; cotton-fields and gardens in which strawberries, peaches, pears, melons, and vegetables are growing; herds of cows and horses feeding in broad meadows, and flocks of sheep on the hillside; the cities with their churches and schools, hotels and warehouses, and the occupations of the busy people.
A young forest growing up under your meadows, and wild sumachs and blackberry vines breaking through into your cellar; sturdy pitch pines rubbing and creaking against the shingles for want of room, their roots reaching quite under the house.
In October I went a-graping to the river meadows, and loaded myself with clusters more precious for their beauty and fragrance than for food.
Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it.
The cattle lowed from hunger, finding no food on the sun-parched meadows.
There were purling streams, lush meadows and wooded hills, all as pleasant as can be.
Reversion of arable land to wet meadows is also an option under CSS.
Pastures have to be carefully farmed or else they become the ' rushy meadows ' so common in the records.
Children race across the meadows to try to beat the clouds which scud across the sky.
At Kettlewell Meadows there are some acid areas, with sheep 's fescue dominant with common bent and red fescue.
Many of the wet meadows are managed by the traditional method of grazing with cattle.
Avoid trampling meadow grass by staying in single file through meadows in summer.
The High and Middle Mountains contain fragments of mountain tundra, as well as alpine meadows.
A few unimproved river meadows can also be found.
Situated in Norway 's mild southern regions, the Western Fjords present a stunning mix of towering peaks, verdant meadows and traditional architecture.
They looked slightly different from the two commonly found on the downs meadows and wastelands on the edge of town.
This plant grows easily in most parts of the world and can be found growing wild in many fields and meadows.
Other than their small size, they look almost identical to garden-raised strawberries and can be found in meadows and near wooded places.
Lavender and soft greens remind the viewer of meadows, filled with wildflowers.
Pine Meadows also carries a wonderful assortment of soap making supplies, essential oils and recipes to assure you an enjoyable experience making your own home fragrance.
Alpine Meadows is only about 45 miles from Reno, Nevada and about 200 from San Francisco, California, making it easily accessible to a large population.
With flowing waterfalls, meadows filled with wildflowers, panoramic views and snow-capped mountains, Yosemite offers year-round beauty that cannot be compared.
Miniature deer may also stand atop hills or in meadows of green frosting, and - most popularly - the cake may be molded into the shape of a deer itself.
The Meadows is an addiction treatment and recovery center.
O. vulgatum is a native Fern not often seen in gardens; found in most meadows; and the best position for it therefore is in colonies in the hardy fernery or the moist stiff soil in the rock garden.
A. bulbosa is a beautiful American hardy Orchid, which grows in wet meadows or bogland, blossoming in May and June.
Celmisia - Charming Daisy-like plants from New Zealand, where they fill the mountain meadows with cushions of downy leaves covered with glistening Daisy-like flowers.
This will grow well almost anywhere, although, like the wild plants that colors the meadows with its softhued flowers, it delights in swampy ground.
On grassy banks, on turfy bosses near the roots of lawn-trees, or in meadows near the house, their effect is delightful.
Some are natives of the intensely hot deserts of Southern California and Arizona, and some grow in the moist meadows of Oregon in a climate differing but little from that of England.
One is found in salt meadows, and many in grassy meadows.
In upland meadows of the Pyrenees it is very abundant in June and July.
Big Meadows campground is a beautiful campground situated in the the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains of Shenandoah National Park.
Big Meadows is the largest treeless area in Shenandoah National Park.
The cost of camping at Big Meadows is $20 per night.
Reservations are strongly recommended for Big Meadows.
All reservations for the Big Meadows must be made at least three days in advance.
The two mused over capturing a free half-day to hike the alpine meadows.
It grows in marshes, ditches, pools and drains in meadows, and sometimes obstructs the flow of water with its dense matted roots.
The natural grass meadows are extensive, and hay is grown all over the country, but especially in the P0 valley.
Woods occupy 34.2%, gardens and meadows 13.1% and pastures 3.2%.
The genus is represented in Britain by the fritillary or snake's head, which occurs in moist meadows in the southern half of England, especially in Oxfordshire.
Tree vegetation, which reaches up as high as 6500 and 8150 ft., the latter limit on the north and west, consists of magnificent forests of birch, poplar, aspen, and Coniferae, such as Pinus cembra, Abies sibirica, Larix sibirica, Picea obovata, and so on, though the fir is not found above 2500 ft., while the meadows are abundantly clothed with brightlycoloured, typical assortments of herbaceous plants.
At the top of "The Meadows," the beginner slope, he paused, took a deep breath, drinking in his surroundings.
The fishery is accessed via a private road and surrounded by 100 acres of private water meadows that are also managed by the fishery.
The scenery was very Alpine with wildflower meadows between naturally forested areas.
A police helicopter however over Bedford for hours as officers swooped on travelers camped on a well-known beauty spot (Mill Meadows ).
Areas of woodland, mostly newly planted, broadleaf, mixed, interspersed with " wildflower meadows " which are mown.
In spring and summer the meadows have a rich collection of wet meadow plants including great burnet and the fragrant meadowsweet.
Everyone knows the simple blue cornflower, reminiscent of Summer meadows.
Choose scene designs that feature tall pine trees and gorgeous meadows, and repeat that theme with accessories and wall hangings.
Big Meadows is one of three campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park.
Big Meadows is one of the most popular family campgrounds in the Shenandoah National Park.
The Stowe Meadows Lodge supports the National Celiac Foundation and offers gluten-free options on their menu.
Gluten-free baked products are provided by Stowe Meadows Bakery which makes small batches of their wheat-free, gluten-free, preservative-free products.
Colorado is a beautiful state, filled with mountains, meadows, lakes, and fields of wildflowers.
In Africa, you will find lush forests, open savannas, lakes and rivers of all description, high mountains, alpine meadows, deep valleys and so much more.
Pine Meadows offers many excellent suggestions for how to make your own soap, including recipes for cucumber melon, oats and honey, or cranberry raspberry soap.
These mirthful creatures were attributed with leaving circles of bent grass in meadows and fields as a result of their dancing.
Meadows and marshes provide a lush contrast to the deep blue lakes that snake through mountain valleys.
These two fungi usually grow in woods, but sometimes in hedges and in shady places in meadows, or even, as has been said, as invaders on mushroom-beds.
Lime is a base and neutralizes the acid materials present in badly drained meadows and boggy pastures.
Two miles from the town, amidst beautiful gardens and meadows, is Haddon Hall.
All the fossil plants and animals of every kind are brought from this continent into a great museum; the latitude, longitude and relative elevation of each specimen are precisely recorded; a corps of investigators, having the most exact and thorough training in zoology and botany, and gifted with imagination, will soon begin to restore the geographic and physiographic outlines of the continent, its fresh, brackish and salt-water confines, its seas, rivers and lakes, its forests, uplands, plains, meadows and swamps, also to a certain extent the cosmic relations of this continent, the amount and duration of its sunshine, as well as something of the chemical constitution of its atmosphere and the waters of its rivers and seas; they will trace the progressive changes which took place in the outlines of the continent and its surrounding oceans, following the invasion§ of the land by the sea and the re-emergence of the land and retreatal of the seashore; they will outline the shoals and deeps of its border seas, and trace the barriers which prevented intermingling of the inhabitants of the various provinces of the continent and the surrounding seas.