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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Country  \Coun"try\  (k?n"tr?),  n.;  pl  {Countries}  (-tr?z).  [F. 
  contr['e]e,  LL  contrata,  fr  L.  contra  over  against,  on  the 
  opposite  side  Cf  {Counter},  adv.,  {Contra}.] 
  1.  A  tract  of  land;  a  region;  the  territory  of  an  independent 
  nation;  (as  distinguished  from  any  other  region,  and  with 
  a  personal  pronoun)  the  region  of  one's  birth,  permanent 
  residence,  or  citizenship. 
 
  Return  unto  thy  country,  and  to  thy  kindred.  --Gen. 
  xxxxii  9. 
 
  I  might  have  learned  this  by  my  last  exile,  that 
  change  of  countries  cannot  change  my  state. 
  --Stirling. 
 
  Many  a  famous  realm  And  country,  whereof  here  needs 
  no  account  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Rural  regions,  as  opposed  to  a  city  or  town. 
 
  As  they  walked,  on  their  way  into  the  country. 
  --Mark  xvi.  12 
  (Rev.  Ver.  ). 
 
  God  made  the  covatry  and  man  made  the  town. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  Only  very  great  men  were  in  the  habit  of  dividing 
  the  year  between  town  and  country.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  The  inhabitants  or  people  of  a  state  or  a  region;  the 
  populace;  the  public.  Hence: 
  a  One's  constituents. 
  b  The  whole  body  of  the  electors  of  state;  as  to 
  dissolve  Parliament  and  appeal  to  the  country. 
 
  All  the  country  in  a  general  voice  Cried  hate 
  upon  him  --Shak. 
 
  4.  (Law) 
  a  A  jury,  as  representing  the  citizens  of  a  country. 
  b  The  inhabitants  of  the  district  from  which  a  jury  is 
  drawn. 
 
  5.  (Mining.)  The  rock  through  which  a  vein  runs. 
 
  {Conclusion  to  the  country}.  See  under  {Conclusion}. 
 
  {To  put  or  throw,  one's  self  upon  the  country},  to  appeal  to 
  one's  constituents;  to  stand  trial  before  a  jury. 




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