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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Landmark  \Land"mark`\,  n.  [AS.  landmearc  See  {Land},  and  {Mark} 
  a  sign.] 
  1.  A  mark  to  designate  the  boundary  of  land;  any  mark  or 
  fixed  object  (as  a  marked  tree,  a  stone,  a  ditch,  or  a 
  heap  of  stones)  by  which  the  limits  of  a  farm,  a  town,  or 
  other  portion  of  territory  may  be  known  and  preserved. 
 
  2.  Any  conspicuous  object  on  land  that  serves  as  a  guide; 
  some  prominent  object,  as  a  hill  or  steeple. 
 
  {Landmarks  of  history},  important  events  by  which  eras  or 
  conditions  are  determined. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  landmark 
  n  1:  the  position  of  a  prominent  or  well-known  object  in  a 
  particular  landscape;  "the  church  steeple  provided  a 
  convenient  landmark" 
  2:  an  event  marking  a  unique  or  important  historical  change  or 
  one  on  which  important  developments  depend  [syn:  {turning 
  point}] 
  3:  a  mark  showing  the  boundary  of  a  piece  of  land 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Landmark 
  a  boundary  line  indicated  by  a  stone,  stake,  etc  (Deut.  19:14; 
  27:17;  Prov.  22:28;  23:10;  Job  24:2).  Landmarks  could  not  be 
  removed  without  incurring  the  severe  displeasure  of  God. 
 




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