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Old 10-20-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I see it used mostly when talking about people who came from mountains to live in the flatlands of Maine.

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Old 10-25-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Cape Elizabeh, ME
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Originally Posted by bangorme View Post
Usually someone either in somewhere other than Maine, or visiting from somewhere other than Maine. This is in contrast to someone from away, that lives in Maine but hasn't been here for several generations.

Tim Sample is a good source for these definitions.

Is there a chance its the original Scottish term to describe any one not from the Highland clans? Such as the english who came an occupied (or took) the southern parts of scottland. Often called lowlanders or flatlander.
It also basically describes people who were from away as well.
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