cloudland

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Etymology[edit]

cloud +‎ land

Noun[edit]

cloudland (plural cloudlands)

  1. fantasy land, dreamland
    • 1908 June, L[ucy] M[aud] Montgomery, chapter XXX, in Anne of Green Gables, Boston, Mass.: L[ouis] C[oues] Page & Company, published August 1909 (11th printing), OCLC 270822977:
      Glittering castles in Spain were shaping themselves out of the mists and rainbows of her lively fancy; adventures wonderful and enthralling were happening to her in cloudland—adventures that always turned out triumphantly and never involved her in scrapes like those of actual life.
    • 1950, Mervyn Peake, chapter 29, in Gormenghast:
      Wide awake, all at once, he was at the same time plunged even deeper into a cloudland of symbols to which he had no key.
    • 2007, Matilda Betham-Edwards, In the Heart of the Vosges[1], BiblioBazaar, LLC, page 102:
      Nothing can be more like a ride in cloudland than the drive from Pierrefitte to Luz and from Luz to Gavarnie.

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