The plains were fatherland and mother-country, home and kindred, to Tom.
It provided the sanction for the break with the mother-country that was contemplated.
The quarreling between colonies and the mother-country was an old story.
What are you but the small little brat of the mother-country?
Accessions from the mother-country were made to their numbers.
That republic had defied the arms of the mother-country for nine years.
The British colonies follow the jealous usage of the mother-country.
He aimed not at a separation from, but a coalition with, the mother-country.
But Ireland is an ancient nation and a mother-country in her own right.
He was an Australian, and had been on a visit with his parents to the Mother-country.