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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.



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.


Any relatively large area of elevated or mountainous land standing prominently above adjacent low areas.
The higher land of a region.
A lofty headland, cliff, or other high platform.
A dissected mountain region composed of old folded rocks.


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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The Queen, who has 16 at stud, is patron of the Highland Pony Society, one of Scotland's only three indigenous breeds.
Flora has been awarded the Highland Pony Enthusiasts Club's Perpetual Clansman trophy, beating off competition from all over Wales, England and Scotland.
This was a young fit pony which had just won a silver rose bowl at Leicester County Show for best- ridden Highland pony and I thought, this is it.
But she fitted the band round the fetlock of her leg and the Highland pony was given a new lease of life - even giving birth to four foals since it was fitted 11 years ago.
HIGHLAND pony fans from around the region met up to raise funds for charity and hear some inspiring stories.
I PAINT thee out a Highland filly, a sturdy, stubborn, handsome dapple, as sleek's a mouse, as round's an apple'' - that's how the Scottish poet, Robert Burns described the Highland Pony, originally from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
The display, held every day in the Equine Arena, will open with the entrance of Queen Victoria on a Highland pony - true to tradition.
The unprecedented win was scored by 20-year-old Chris Grant in the Highland Pony Society (HPS) scheme for England and Wales.
In the 2008 competition, I rode a Highland pony called Harperland Macgregor belonging to the Etal RDA group and in the 2009 competition rode a chestnut Anglo-Arab horse called Springcroft Legend, belonging to Joan Stewart.

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