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COUNTRY. By country is meant the state of which one is a member.
     2. Every man's country is in general the state in which he happens to have been born, though there are some exceptions. See Domicil; Inhabitant. But a man has the natural right to expatriate himself, i. e. to abandon his country, or his right of citizenship acquired by means of naturalization in any country in which he may have taken up his residence. See Allegiance; Citizen; Expatriation. in another sense, country is the same as pais. (q.v.)

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So she does; she rules the Emerald City and all the four countries of Oz; but each country has another little ruler, not so big as Ozma.
Campbell took his advice, and made his way safely out of the Crow country.
The country was rather more hilly, but otherwise continued the same; an inhabitant of the Pampas no doubt would have considered it as truly Alpine.
He at first objected to my plan as useless, seeing that, owing to the gross ignorance of the people, they could not be brought to profit by the lesson I meant to teach them; and added that, from his knowledge of the country and its customs, he feared we should fall into great peril by giving offence to these brutal idol worshippers.
The daughters of Black Hawk merchants had a confident, unenquiring belief that they were `refined,' and that the country girls, who `worked out,' were not.
1] There seems to be nothing to hinder their being increased in this country to at least treble their present amount.
The country is a vast deal pleasanter, is it not, Mr.
Oz being a fairy country, the people were, of course, fairy people; but that does not mean that all of them were very unlike the people of our own world.
And so we got to know all the country folk and their ways and songs and stories by heart, and went over the fields and woods and hills, again and again, till we made friends of them all.
No more of the Munchkin Country for these patches--and no more of the Crooked Magician
We were all fond of Dicky, and such a thing has never happened, so far as I am aware, in any European country.
A description of the metropolis, and the country adjoining.