One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of land) not reclaimed.‘two thirds of the Somerset Levels were still unreclaimed’
- ‘As a stark testimonial to what this entire area must have been like before Wheeler's innovation, a stiff wind blew hundred-foot-high plumes of rock dust off another unreclaimed pile of tailings beyond those grass-covered ones.’
- ‘Although Heywood was surrounded by the ‘waste’ of considerable areas of unreclaimed bogs, the design of the estate created by Trench's father was widely recognised by contemporaries as a model country-house landscape.’
- ‘An ideal climate and vast unreclaimed lands for new vineyards!’
- ‘Around the plant stretched miles of vineyards, farms, orchards, and unreclaimed desert.’
- ‘Let his confounded tenants, his rifle-associations, his drunkards, reclaimed and unreclaimed, get on as they liked.’
- ‘According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nearly 95 percent of the 24.2 million tons of plastic waste generated each year goes unreclaimed.’
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