Veld sentence example

veld
  • On the low veld cotton is grown.
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  • A conspicuous veld plant is the orange and crimson leonotis, growing 6 ft.
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  • The low veld east of the Drakensberg begins at about 3000 ft.
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  • The low veld is everywhere covered with scrub, and water is scarce, the rivers being often dry in the winter season.
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  • It replaced (1904) the former capital of Bremersdorp situated in the middle veld 23 m.
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  • Over the greater part of the plains little now grows save veld, the coarse long grass of South Africa.
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  • The bare veld is dotted with these unsightly buildings for a distance of over fifty miles.
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  • The high veld is admirably adapted for the raising of stock, its grasses being of excellent quality and the climate good.
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  • Three-fourths of the country lies north of these hills and is typical veld; the valley of the Caledon, sheltered eastward by the Maluti Mountains in Basutoland, is well watered and extremely fertile.
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  • The wild seringa (Burkea africana) is also characteristic of the low veld and, extends up the slopes of the plateau.
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  • Among the high veld farmers the breeding of merino sheep is very popular.
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  • In the eastern district are stretches of grass land, both sweet and sour veld.
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  • The true high veld, extending east to west 120 m.
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  • The climate of the high veld, is indeed one of the finest in the world.
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  • Rose and other flowering shrubs and trees grow well on the banken veld and in the valleys.
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  • It is situated on the open veld, surrounded by a few low kopjes, 4518 ft.
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  • The low land between the high veld and the Waterberg and Zoutpansberg is traversed by the Olifants River, an east flowing tributary of the Limpopo.
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  • Of these the Komati (q.v.) and its affluents, and the Pongola and its affluents rise in the high veld and flowing eastward to the Indian Ocean drain but a comparatively small area of the province, of which the Pongola forms for some distance the south-eastern frontier.
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  • The banken veld district is also generally healthy though hotter than the plateaus, and malarial fever prevails in the lower valleys.
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  • Malarial fever is also prevalent throughout the low veld, but above 3000 ft.
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  • It is common in the lower slopes of the rands of the low veld.
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  • It is common on the rands and kopjes of the bush veld.
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  • These poisonous plants are found chiefly in the banken and low veld.
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  • Insects abound, the greatest pest being the tsetse fly, common in the low veld.
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  • These were all men of progressive, in some respects democratic, views, and in thus forming his cabinet General Botha showed his determination not to be dominated by the " back veld " Boers.
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  • Besides the buildings, the compounds include wide stretches of veld.
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  • There are large mule-breeding establishments on the veld.
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  • The western belt has an average altitude of about 4500 ft., and is known as the high veld.
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  • Anthracite coal of a good quality is found over a large area of the low veld.
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  • And yet there was joy in speeding through the African veld.
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  • This plateau land is called the high veld,' and covers about 34,000 sq.
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  • The middle veld is marked by long low stony ridges, known as rands, and these rands and the kopjes are often covered with scrub, while mimosa trees are found in the river valleys.
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  • The banken veld, formed by the denudation of the plateau, is much broken up and is rich in romantic scenery.
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  • The Vaal (q.v.) rises in the high veld in the Ermelo district not far from the source of the Komati and that of the Usuto tributary of the Pongola.
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  • The scrub which covers the low veld consists mainly of gnarled stunted thorns with flattened umbrella shaped crowns, most of the species belonging to the suborder mimoseae.
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  • The meroola (sclerocarya caffra) a medium sized deciduous tree with a rounded spreading top is found in the low veld and up the slopes to a height of 4500 ft.
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  • Few of the low veld bushes are large or straight enough to furnish any useful wood, and timber trees are wholly absent from the level country.
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  • A large yellow tulip (Homerica pallida) is one of the most abundant flowers on moist vlei lands on the high veld and is occasionally met with in the low veld; slangkop (Urginea Burkei) with red bulbs like a beetroot is a low bush plant apparently restricted to the Transvaal and adjacent Portuguese territory.
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  • Six species of tick, including the blue tick common throughout South Africa, are found, especially in the low veld, where they are the means of the transmission of disease to cattle.
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  • Even better pasture is found in the low veld, but there stock suffers in summer from many endemic diseases, and in the more northerly regions is subject to the attack of the tsetse fly.
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  • The banken veld is also unsuited in summer for horses and sheep, though cattle thrive.
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  • Moreover while large areas on the high veld are suitable for the raising of crops of a very varied character, in other districts, including a great part of the low veld, arable farming is impossible or unprofitable.
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  • After July the tactics of the Boer executive were simply directed towards putting off a crisis till the beginning of October, when the grass would be growing on the veld, and meanwhile towards doing all they could in their despatches to put the blame on Great Britain.
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  • Tsetse-flies are restricted to Africa, where they occur in suitable localities throughout the greater portion of the tropical region, although not found either in the Sahara or in the veld country of the extreme south.
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  • No natural boundary marks the western frontier, a line across the veld (separating it from the Griqualand West district of the Cape) from the Orange to the Vaal rivers.
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  • Most of the water runs off the surface into the spruits and in a little while the veld is again dry.
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  • Among veld plants the elandsboontje provides tanning material equal to oak bark.
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  • It is prettily situated on the high veld, 5090 ft.
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  • Jagersfontein, which occupies a pleasant situation on the open veld about 4500 ft.
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  • Most of the veld is divided into huge farms devoted to the rearing of cattle, sheep, goats and horses.
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  • Of the roads in general it may be said that they are merely tracks across the veld made at the pleasure of the traveller.
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  • It is succeeded by the middle veld - not more than 2500 ft.
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  • On the high veld, where green herbage is found all the year round, large numbers of sheep and cattle are pastured.
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  • The middle veld is suitable for grain crops as well as bananas, sugar, coffee, tea and other semi-tropical produce.
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  • As in the middle veld, rands and kopjes occur in the low or bush veld, but the general characteristic of this part of the country, which covers over 50,000 sq.
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  • Pretoria is situated on the banken veld or northern slopes of the high veld, on both banks of the Aapies tributary of the Limpopo, and is 4470 ft.
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  • It is built on the open veld, at an elevation of 4194 ft., by the banks of the Upper Molopo, is 9 m.
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  • West and north of the Drakensberg the general level of the low veld is not much below that of the lowest altitudes of the middle veld, though the climatic 1 By the Boers the western and less elevated part of the plateau is known as the middle veld.
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  • In South Africa too the males of a species of Eresidae (Seothyra) resemble and are found in company with a large ant (Camponotus fulvopilosus), which is common on the veld.
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  • The vast spaces of the veld, the silence of the solitudes, the marvellous, varied and abundant animal life, the savage, half-weird character of the natives and the wild adventure of the early colonists have been caught with a true spirit of genius.
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  • A large population grew up, first at Kimberley, afterwards at Barberton, and finally at Johannesburg - a population modern in its ideas, energetic, educated, cosmopolitan, appreciating all the resources that modern civilization had to offer them, and with a strong partiality for the life of the town or the camp rather than that of the farm and the veld.
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  • Of ungulata, besides a few hundreds of rare varieties, there are the springbuck, of which great herds still wander on the open veld, the steinbok, a small and beautiful animal which is sometimes coursed like a hare, the klipspringer or " chamois of South Africa," common in the mountains, the wart-hog and the dassie or rock rabbit.
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  • Nearly all the country below that elevation is unsuitable for colonization by whites, while the Limpopo flats and other low tracts, including the district between the Drakensberg and the Lebombo hills are extremely unhealthy, blackwater fever being endemic. In the low veld the shade temperature in summer rises to 113° F., but the nights are generally cool, and down to 2000 ft.
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  • The general characteristic of the flora is the prevalence of herbaceous over forest growths; the high veld is covered by short sweet grasses of excellent quality for pasturage; grass is mingled with protea scrub in the middle veld; the banken veld has a richer flora, the valley levels are well wooded, scattered timber trees clothe their sides and the hills are covered with aloe, euphorbia, protea and other scrub growths.
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  • It was not to the hostility of the natives, nor to the hard struggle with nature necessary to make agriculture profitable on Karroo or veld, that the slow progress made by the colonists was due, so much as to the narrow and tyrannical policy adopted by the East India Company, which closed the colony against free immigration, kept the whole of the trade in its own hands, combined the administrative, legislative and judicial powers in one body, prescribed to the farmers the nature of the crops they were to grow, demanded from them a large part of their produce, and harassed them with other exactions tending to discourage industry and enterprise.
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  • Beyond this is the Alexander Veld, used as a military drill ground, and close by is the entrance to the beautiful road called the Scheveningensche Weg, which leads through the "little woods" to Scheveningen.
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