highlands highlands  /ˈhaɪ ləndz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a mountainous region of northern Scotland famous for its rugged beauty; known for the style of dress (the kilt and tartan) and the clan system (now in disuse)

Usage(s):

  1. In Papua New Guinea's highlands, misfortune is often blamed on magic-and the killing of alleged sorcerers is on the rise.
  2. In the remote and barren highlands of eastern Iceland, the herds of reindeer and flocks of pink-footed geese suddenly have some company.

News

  1. Highlands Ranch Historical Society visits Morrison’s past

    “Morrison: True Stories from the Nearest Faraway Place” is Lila Horton’s subject when she speaks to the Highlands Ranch Historical Society at 7 p.m. June 17.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Highlands Ranch Herald

  2. Northern Highlands alum builds a place for team within the triathlon

    NORTHERN HIGHLANDS €” A former local sports star created a group to help others stay competitive.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  3. Highlands Festival seeking volunteers

    The 65th Annual Virginia Highlands Festival is looking for enthusiastic, fun-loving volunteers to work this year’s events on Aug. 2-11.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Bland County Messenger

Quotes

  1. "The first study into the environmental impact of the mine was partly funded by Highlands Pacific so it seems suspicious in my view, and may have been slightly favourable towards Highlands Pacific," Barter told PNG's Post-Courier newspaper.
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Peter Barter Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "One of my best memories of the Skins Game was watching Nicklaus on 18 at Desert Highlands make a putt for $240,000 and throw his putter up in the air," Mickelson said. "I thought that was a pretty cool moment."
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Phil Mickelson Source: USA Today

  3. Strachan said: "It's a rare species just now. I spotted some strikers jogging about in the Scottish Highlands this morning. It's a rare sight. We've got two. If you keep playing one all the time then he is going to get tired or injured and you're...
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: Gordon Strachan Source: Sportinglife.com

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