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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Note:  In  the  expressions  ``to  be  or  dwell,  upon  land,''  ``to 
  go  or  fare,  on  land,''  as  used  by  Chaucer,  land 
  denotes  the  country  as  distinguished  from  the  town. 
  A  poor  parson  dwelling  upon  land  [i.e.,  in  the 
  country].  --Chaucer. 
  3.  Ground,  in  respect  to  its  nature  or  quality;  soil;  as  wet 
  land;  good  or  bad  land. 
  4.  The  inhabitants  of  a  nation  or  people. 
  These  answers,  in  the  silent  night  received,  The 
  kind  himself  divulged,  the  land  believed.  --Dryden. 
  5.  The  mainland,  in  distinction  from  islands. 
  6.  The  ground  or  floor.  [Obs.] 
  Herself  upon  the  land  she  did  prostrate.  --Spenser. 
  7.  (Agric.)  The  ground  left  unplowed  between  furrows;  any  one 
  of  several  portions  into  which  a  field  is  divided  for 
  convenience  in  plowing. 
  8.  (Law)  Any  ground,  soil,  or  earth  whatsoever,  as  meadows, 
  pastures,  woods,  etc.,  and  everything  annexed  to  it 
  whether  by  nature,  as  trees,  water,  etc.,  or  by  the  hand 
  of  man,  as  buildings,  fences,  etc.;  real  estate.  --Kent. 
  Bouvier.  Burrill 
  9.  (Naut.)  The  lap  of  the  strakes  in  a  clinker-built  boat; 
  the  lap  of  plates  in  an  iron  vessel;  --  called  also 
  {landing}.  --Knight. 
  10.  In  any  surface  prepared  with  indentations,  perforations, 
  or  grooves,  that  part  of  the  surface  which  is  not  so 
  treated,  as  the  level  part  of  a  millstone  between  the 
  furrows,  or  the  surface  of  the  bore  of  a  rifled  gun 
  between  the  grooves. 
  {Land  agent},  a  person  employed  to  sell  or  let  land,  to 
  collect  rents,  and  to  attend  to  other  money  matters 
  connected  with  land. 
  {Land  boat},  a  vehicle  on  wheels  propelled  by  sails. 
  {Land  blink},  a  peculiar  atmospheric  brightness  seen  from  sea 
  over  distant  snow-covered  land  in  arctic  regions.  See  {Ice 
  {Land  breeze}.  See  under  {Breeze}. 
  {Land  chain}.  See  {Gunter's  chain}. 
  {Land  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  various  species  of  crabs 
  which  live  much  on  the  land,  and  resort  to  the  water 
  chiefly  for  the  purpose  of  breeding.  They  are  abundant  in 
  the  West  Indies  and  South  America.  Some  of  them  grow  to  a 
  large  size. 
  {Land  fish}  a  fish  on  land;  a  person  quite  out  of  place 
  {Land  force},  a  military  force  serving  on  land,  as 
  distinguished  from  a  naval  force. 
  {Land,  ho!}  (Naut.),  a  sailor's  cry  in  announcing  sight  of 
  {Land  ice},  a  field  of  ice  adhering  to  the  coast,  in 
  distinction  from  a  floe. 
  {Land  leech}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of 
  blood-sucking  leeches,  which  in  moist,  tropical  regions, 
  live  on  land,  and  are  often  troublesome  to  man  and  beast. 
  {Land  measure},  the  system  of  measurement  used  in  determining 
  the  area  of  land;  also  a  table  of  areas  used  in  such 
  {Land,  or  House},  {of  bondage},  in  Bible  history,  Egypt;  by 
  extension,  a  place  or  condition  of  special  oppression. 
  {Land  o'  cakes},  Scotland. 
  {Land  of  Nod},  sleep. 
  {Land  of  promise},  in  Bible  history,  Canaan:  by  extension,  a 
  better  country  or  condition  of  which  one  has  expectation. 
  {Land  of  steady  habits},  a  nickname  sometimes  given  to  the 
  State  of  Connecticut. 
  {Land  office},  a  government  office  in  which  the  entries  upon 
  and  sales  of  public  land  are  registered,  and  other 
  business  respecting  the  public  lands  is  transacted.  [U.S.] 
  {Land  pike}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  gray  pike,  or  sauger. 
  b  The  Menobranchus. 
  {Land  service},  military  service  as  distinguished  from  naval 
  {Land  rail}.  (Zo["o]l) 
  a  The  crake  or  corncrake  of  Europe.  See  {Crake}. 
  b  An  Australian  rail  ({Hypot[ae]nidia  Phillipensis}); 
  --  called  also  {pectoral  rail}. 
  {Land  scrip},  a  certificate  that  the  purchase  money  for  a 
  certain  portion  of  the  public  land  has  been  paid  to  the 
  officer  entitled  to  receive  it  [U.S.] 
  {Land  shark},  a  swindler  of  sailors  on  shore.  [Sailors'  Cant] 
  {Land  side} 
  a  That  side  of  anything  in  or  on  the  sea,  as  of  an 
  island  or  ship,  which  is  turned  toward  the  land. 
  b  The  side  of  a  plow  which  is  opposite  to  the  moldboard 
  and  which  presses  against  the  unplowed  land. 
  {Land  snail}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  snail  which  lives  on  land,  as 
  distinguished  from  the  aquatic  snails  are  Pulmonifera,  and 
  belong  to  the  Geophila;  but  the  operculated  land  snails  of 
  warm  countries  are  Di[oe]cia,  and  belong  to  the 
  T[ae]nioglossa.  See  {Geophila},  and  {Helix}. 
  {Land  spout},  a  descent  of  cloud  and  water  in  a  conical  form 
  during  the  occurrence  of  a  tornado  and  heavy  rainfall  on 
  {Land  steward},  a  person  who  acts  for  another  in  the 
  management  of  land,  collection  of  rents,  etc 
  {Land  tortoise},  {Land  turtle}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  tortoise  that 
  habitually  lives  on  dry  land,  as  the  box  tortoise.  See 
  {Land  warrant},  a  certificate  from  the  Land  Office, 
  authorizing  a  person  to  assume  ownership  of  a  public  land. 
  {Land  wind}.  Same  as  {Land  breeze}  (above). 
  {To  make  land}  (Naut.),  to  sight  land. 
  {To  set  the  land},  to  see  by  the  compass  how  the  land  bears 
  from  the  ship. 
  {To  shut  in  the  land},  to  hide  the  land,  as  when  fog,  or  an 
  intervening  island,  obstructs  the  view. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Land  \Land\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Landed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  set  or  put  on  shore  from  a  ship  or  other  water  craft; 
  to  disembark;  to  debark. 
  I  'll  undertake  top  land  them  on  our  coast.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  catch  and  bring  to  shore;  to  capture;  as  to  land  a 
  3.  To  set  down  after  conveying;  to  cause  to  fall,  alight,  or 
  reach;  to  bring  to  the  end  of  a  course;  as  he  landed  the 
  quoit  near  the  stake;  to  be  thrown  from  a  horse  and  landed 
  in  the  mud;  to  land  one  in  difficulties  or  mistakes. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Landing  \Land"ing\,  a. 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  used  for  setting,  bringing,  or  going, 
  on  shore. 
  {Landing  charges},  charges  or  fees  paid  on  goods  unloaded 
  from  a  vessel. 
  {Landing  net},  a  small  bag-shaped  net,  used  in  fishing  to 
  take  the  fish  from  the  water  after  being  hooked. 
  {Landing  stage},  a  floating  platform  attached  at  one  end  to  a 
  wharf  in  such  a  manner  as  to  rise  and  fall  with  the  tide, 
  and  thus  facilitate  passage  between  the  wharf  and  a  vessel 
  lying  beside  the  stage. 
  {Landing  waiter},  a  customhouse  officer  who  oversees  the 
  landing  of  goods,  etc.,  from  vessels;  a  landwaiter. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Landing  \Land"ing\,  n. 
  1.  A  going  or  bringing  on  shore. 
  2.  A  place  for  landing,  as  from  a  ship,  a  carriage.  etc 
  3.  (Arch.)  The  level  part  of  a  staircase,  at  the  top  of  a 
  flight  of  stairs,  or  connecting  one  flight  with  another. 
  {Landing  place}.  me  as  {Landing},  n.,  2  and  3. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Halfpace  \Half"pace`\,  n.  (Arch.) 
  A  platform  of  a  staircase  where  the  stair  turns  back  in 
  exactly  the  reverse  direction  of  the  lower  flight.  See 
  Note:  This  term  and  quartepace  are  rare  or  unknown  in  the 
  United  States,  {platform}  or  {landing}  being  used 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  intermediate  platform  in  a  staircase 
  2:  a  place  where  boats  can  land  people  or  goods  [syn:  {landing 
  3:  the  act  of  coming  down  to  the  earth  (or  other  surface);  "the 
  plane  made  a  smoothe  landing";  "his  landing  on  his  feet 
  was  catlike" 
  4:  the  act  of  coming  to  land  after  a  voyage 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Landing,  NJ 
  Zip  code(s):  07850 

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