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 for out-of-doors
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  out-of-doors \out-of-doors\ n.
     Any location outside of any building, where the air is
     unconfined; the open air.
  
     Syn: outdoors, air, open air, open.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  out-of-doors
      n 1: where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a
           little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping
           in the open" [syn: outdoors, out-of-doors, open air,
           open]

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  OUT-OF-DOORS, n.  That part of one's environment upon which no
  government has been able to collect taxes.  Chiefly useful to inspire
  poets.
  
      I climbed to the top of a mountain one day
          To see the sun setting in glory,
      And I thought, as I looked at his vanishing ray,
          Of a perfectly splendid story.
  
      'Twas about an old man and the ass he bestrode
          Till the strength of the beast was o'ertested;
      Then the man would carry him miles on the road
          Till Neddy was pretty well rested.
  
      The moon rising solemnly over the crest
          Of the hills to the east of my station
      Displayed her broad disk to the darkening west
          Like a visible new creation.
  
      And I thought of a joke (and I laughed till I cried)
          Of an idle young woman who tarried
      About a church-door for a look at the bride,
          Although 'twas herself that was married.
  
      To poets all Nature is pregnant with grand
          Ideas -- with thought and emotion.
      I pity the dunces who don't understand
          The speech of earth, heaven and ocean.
                                                         Stromboli Smith
  

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