One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A piece of publicly owned land between the front boundary of a house or other building and the street, typically planted with grass.
- ‘Vehicles must be positioned in various locations along the front of the home, both within the property's boundary and along the nature strip immediately opposite it.’
- ‘Apart from the missing newspapers, I found a wrapper on the nature strip just a few metres away down the footpath towards the station.’
- ‘Are there fallen leaves accumulating on your lawns and nature strips?’
- ‘It was really just a nature strip, like there would be outside any house in Canberra.’
- ‘Apparently she believes the logical way to get rid of a horrible old gas cooker is to leave it on the nature strip.’
- ‘The cactus expert said get out of the house NOW, get on to the front nature strip and wait for me, I will be there in 20 minutes.’
- ‘There were three little rabbits on the nature strip on the way to the bus stop.’
- ‘Each street has a nature strip; each bungalow faces the same way, has a backyard and a front garden, all fenced, low at the front, high at the back.’
- ‘About two weeks later there was a burning mattress on their nature strip and a swag of threatening phone calls.’
- ‘I don't know what you've done to your nature strip, which resembles an overgrown miniature botanic gardens, but it makes life difficult for my passenger to alight from my car.’
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