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For a long time, windmills were used in Holland to drain water that would otherwise have flooded regions beneath sea level.
  Informal reference to The Netherlands (confusion arises because important provinces in The Netherlands are North Holland and South Holland).
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Strongly Associated with:   Denmark, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dutch
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  • For a long time, windmills were used in Holland to drain water that would otherwise have flooded regions beneath sea level.
  • ...there’s probably not a more comfortable hiding place in all of Amsterdam. No, in all of Holland.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I knew Holland well ... I’d lived there for nine years.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • He turned the tablet on its side to reveal that it had been inscribed with Mae’s full name: MAEBELLINE RENNER HOLLAND.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • "I’m Gabby Holland."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • When his parents died, he was sent here from Holland to live with his aunt.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Piece by piece he was assembling the costly treasures for its furnishing — fine hand-turned bedsteads and chests and chairs from the skilled Wethersfield joiner, Peter Blinn, glossy pewter plates and a set of silver spoons from Boston, real china bowls of blue and white Delft from Holland.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • His little Navy was scattered all over after the Germans took Holland.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • Usually it was fog in January in Holland, dank, chill, and gray.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • It was Goring who was responsible more than anyone in the German high command for the looting of art museums and private collections in countries like Holland, Belgium, France, Austria, Poland 
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Every morning I’d been ordering up the hotel breakfasts, grimly plowing through them — wasn’t Holland meant to be famous for its coffee?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • His companion Holland, an aging Red servant with years of service behind him, seems to swell with pride.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • In short, Holland looked like Indianapolis, only with smaller cars.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • It was an anniversary gift from her husband, Harvey, now manning a tank gun in Holland.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Various fellows have already got into Holland.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • People in a place called Holland do.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • No, Rabbi, six million in Poland and Germany and Holland and France and 
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • Holland loved her, and she responded to his love.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Beyond Cologne we descended to the plains of Holland; and we resolved to post the remainder of our way, for the wind was contrary and the stream of the river was too gentle to aid us.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • We believe that he had simply studied in Holland for an inn-keeper.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The Holland Tunnel.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Her husband was captain of a mercantile boat plying between Dublin and Holland; and they had one child.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Dr. Van Helsing must be a good man as well as a clever one if he is Arthur’s friend and Dr. Seward’s, and if they brought him all the way from Holland to look after Lucy.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Finally I came across a woman named Frances Holland who told me about two girls who befriended her when she was a new student in the seventh grade at Thomas Jefferson Junior High: Ruth Shilsky and Frances Moody.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Phileas Fogg returned to the hotel, begged a moment’s conversation with Aouda, and without more ado, apprised her that Jeejeeh was no longer at Hong Kong, but probably in Holland.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • We can buy fresh tomatoes in the middle of the winter, flown in from Israel or Holland or Mexico.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Like some of Galileo’s previous manuscripts, Diagramma was smuggled out of Rome by a friend and quietly published in Holland.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It was from the reigning family of Holland, though the matter in which I served them was of such delicacy that I cannot confide it even to you, who have been good enough to chronicle one or two of my little problems.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Holland and Belgium fell.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • We’ve got boatloads of peas that are on the high seas from Atlanta to Holland to pay for the tulips that were shipped to Geneva to pay for the cheeses that must go to Vienna M.I.F.’
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • They were discovered in New Holland, by the great Captain Cook, and I congratulate you on being the first to obtain a specimen in New Switzerland!’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • What I’d do, I figured, I’d go down to the Holland Tunnel and bum a ride, and then I’d bum another one, and another one, and another one, and in a few days I’d be somewhere out West where it was very pretty and sunny and where nobody’d know me and I’d get a job.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • This will has already constituted Haidee heiress of the rest of my fortune, consisting of lands, funds in England, Austria, and Holland, furniture in my different palaces and houses, and which without the twenty millions and the legacies to my servants, may still amount to sixty millions.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In reality, the change would have occurred only on the mirrored hard drive in Holland.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • After spending some time in Antwerp, we were invited to go with a part of a half-dozen persons on a trip through Holland.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • But meeting a trade-wind two days after I came on board him, we sailed southward a long time, and coasting New Holland, kept our course west-south-west, and then south-south-west, till we doubled the Cape of Good Hope.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • As I was bound to England, I now behoved either to go with the caravan to Jerosaw, from thence west to Marva, and the gulph of Finland, and so by land or sea to Denmark; or else I must leave the caravan at a little town on the Dwina, and so to Archangel, where I was certain of shipping either to England, Holland, or Hamburgh.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • There were telegrams to the national office from enthusiastic individuals in little towns which had made amazing and unprecedented increases in a single year: Benedict, Kansas, from 26 to 260; Henderson, Kentucky, from 19 to 111; Holland, Michigan, from 14 to 208; Cleo, Oklahoma, from 0 to 104; Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, from 0 to 296—and many more of the same kind.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • There was a knight once called Reynaud de Roy, who had a tilting match with another one called John de Holland.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • At least that’s what Mrs. Holland was always telling us last year, when we studied U.S. History.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Plots without end were hatched in England, in Belgium, in Holland, to try and induce some great power to send troops into revolutionary Paris, to free King Louis, and to summarily hang the bloodthirsty leaders of that monster republic.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • They were nearly all Jews: Juliek, a bespectacled Pole with a cynical smile on his pale face; Louis, a distinguished violinist who came from Holland — he complained that they would not let him play Beethoven: Jews were not allowed to play German music; Hans, a lively young Berliner.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • There was a book in the library about Holland.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • In essence, the year before, the royal houses of Holland, Austria, and England had signed a treaty of alliance at The Hague, aiming to wrest the Spanish crown from King Philip V and to place it on the head of an archduke whom they prematurely dubbed King Charles III.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Later he lived for some years in Paris, but in 129 he went to Holland, where he remained for nearly twenty years working on his mathematical and philosophic writings.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Tom examined the turnips and the lettuce with interest, and asked what they were, and if they were to be eaten; for it was only recently that men had begun to raise these things in England in place of importing them as luxuries from Holland.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • FIGURE 44: The Return of the Prodigal (oil on canvas, Holland, A.D. 1662).
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • White parachuted into Normandy the night before D-Day and later into Holland.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • In three months time, having lost all his money, and being grown tired of my company, he sold me to a Jew, named Don Issachar, who traded to Holland and Portugal, and had a strong passion for women.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • They delivered it broken down, packed in several boxes that were unloaded along with the Viennese furniture, the Bohemian crystal, the table service from the Indies Company, the tablecloths from Holland, and a rich variety of lamps and candlesticks, hangings and drapes.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
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