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Wold

wold
1. A wood; a forest.
2. A plain, or low hill; a country without wood, whether hilly or not. And from his further bank aetolia’s wolds espied. (Byron) The wind that beats the mountain, blows More softly round the open wold. (Tennyson)
Origin: OE. Wold, wald, AS. Weald, wald, a wood, forest; akin to OFries. & OS. Wald, D. Woud, G. Wald, Icel. Vollr, a field, and probably to Gr. A grove, Skr. Vaa a garden, inclosure. Cf. Weald.


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