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Holland

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Definition Informal reference to The Netherlands (confusion arises because important provinces in The Netherlands are North Holland and South Holland).
  • For a long time, windmills were used in Holland to drain water that would otherwise have flooded regions beneath sea level.
Holland = Informal reference to The Netherlands (confusion arises because important provinces in The Netherlands are North Holland and South Holland)
  • Holland is known for windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, famous artists, and liberal culture.
  • Holland = informal reference to The Netherlands
  • We began in a room with a video about Jews in Holland and the Nazi invasion and the Frank family.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Holland = Informal reference to The Netherlands
  • ...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
  • Holland = informal reference to The Netherlands
  • I knew Holland well ... I'd lived there for nine years.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • Holland = Informal reference to The Netherlands (confusion arises because important provinces in The Netherlands are North Holland and South Holland).
  • Some Van Houtens moved to the United States long ago, and Peter is of those, but he moved to Holland after his novel.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Holland = Informal reference to The Netherlands
  • She either moved to Holland with the Dutch Tulip Man or didn't.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Holland = Informal reference to The Netherlands
  • On the desk we found a wicker basket full of presents from the Genies: wooden shoes, an orange Holland T-shirt, chocolates, and various other goodies.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Holland = Informal reference to The Netherlands
  • In short, Holland looked like Indianapolis, only with smaller cars.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Holland = Informal reference to The Netherlands
  • And I think after Anna dies, Anna's mom goes to Holland with him and thinks they will live there forever, but it doesn't work out, because she wants to be near where her daughter was.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Holland = Informal reference to The Netherlands
  • I understand she married a very nice gentleman from Holland.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • They beheaded their monarchs—King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette—and declared war on England, Spain, and Holland.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • So their songs conquered till they sang across the land and across the sea, before Queen and Kaiser, in Scotland and Ireland, Holland and Switzerland.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • In reality, the change would have occurred only on the mirrored hard drive in Holland.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 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
  • Various fellows have already got into Holland.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • 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
  • ConAgra's Lamb Weston division now manufactures frozen french fries in Holland, India, and Turkey.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The increasing river of traffic for New York carried me along, and suddenly there was the welcoming maw of the Holland Tunnel and at the other end home.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • What damask breeches make for thee; What fine long holland cloaks!
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote

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