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Highland.

1 City (1990 pop. 34,439), San Bernardino co., SE Calif., in a citrus-grove area at the foot of the San Bernardino Mts. It has citrus-packing plants and some light industry. Highland developed with the growth of agribusiness and aircraft industries in S California. Norton Air Force Base, which was adjacent to the community, closed in 1994. 2 Town (1990 pop. 23,696), Lake co., extreme NW Ind., in the Chicago metropolitan area; settled 1850 as Clough Postal Station, name changed to Highland in 1888, inc. 1910. Manufactures include dairy products and mineral granules for sandblasting.

Highland

 

an extensive land area of the earth’s surface that is a combination of tablelands, mountain ranges, and massifs, sometimes alternating with broad flat basins and entirely situated on a greatly elevated undissected pedestal. Examples are the inner areas of Asia Minor, the Armenian Highland, the Iranian Plateau, and Tibet.

highland

[′hī·lənd]
(geography)
Any relatively large area of elevated or mountainous land standing prominently above adjacent low areas.
The higher land of a region.
(geology)
A lofty headland, cliff, or other high platform.
A dissected mountain region composed of old folded rocks.

Highland

1. a council area in N Scotland, formed in 1975 (as Highland Region) from Caithness, Sutherland, Nairnshire, most of Inverness-shire, and Ross and Cromarty except for the Outer Hebrides. Administrative centre: Inverness. Pop.: 209 080 (2003 est.). Area: 25 149 sq. km (9710 sq. miles)
2. of, relating to, or denoting the Highlands of Scotland
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Every moment, also, he took off his Highland bonnet, and performed a bow and scrape.
They ascended the rivers in great state, like sovereigns making a progress: or rather like Highland chieftains navigating their subject lakes.
In a lonely Highland village more than a hundred and fifty years ago there lived a little boy called James Macpherson.
Old Highland Sandy was alive then and he got up and said, 'If she for go let her for went.
taken from above) of one of the Highland waterfalls.
You know that Highland Scotch family of MacNabs back of the Glen?
Why I KNOW of fifteen and sixpence that came to Southampton one night last month, to see me dance the Highland Fling; and what's the consequence?
The Goidels or Gaels were settled in the northern part of the island, which is now Scotland, and were the ancestors of the present Highland Scots.
HOW HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND CAST AWAY; HIS SUFFERINGS IN A DESERT ISLE; HIS JOURNEY IN THE WILD HIGHLANDS; HIS ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALAN BRECK STEWART AND OTHER NOTORIOUS HIGHLAND JACOBITES; WITH ALL THAT HE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF HIS UNCLE, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, FALSELY SO CALLED
And after that Ned Hermanmann had become a policeman, and married Lena Highland, and Saxon had heard they had five children.
The prudent Mrs Chivery, who wondered greatly at this change, would have protested against it as detrimental to the Highland typification on the doorpost but for two forcible reasons; one, that her John was roused to take strong interest in the business which these starts were supposed to advance--and this she held to be good for his drooping spirits; the other, that Mr Pancks confidentially agreed to pay her, for the occupation of her son's time, at the handsome rate of seven and sixpence per day.
Across the valley, and apparently quite neighborly and close at hand, the giant form of the Jungfrau rose cold and white into the clear sky, beyond a gateway in the nearer highlands.