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weald the tract of country, formerly wooded, lying between the North and the South Downs. OE. (WS.) weald, (Angl.) wald WOLD.
Hence wealden (pert. to) a formation of cretaceous deposits extensively developed in the weald. XIX; the use of the suffix -EN3 is arbitrary.

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Weald, the

the Weald (wēld), area between the North Downs and the South Downs, SE England, forming part of the counties of East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, and Kent. Formerly forested and once noted for its iron industry, the Weald is now largely agricultural.

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Weald, the

Weald, the a formerly wooded district including parts of Kent, Surrey, and East Sussex.
Wealden denotes a style of timber house built in the Weald in the late medieval and Tudor periods.

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