from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person whose employment is to ascertain by measurement and computation the superficial extent of portions of land, as fields, farms, etc.
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The vessel had two masts, was armed with two small cannon, and was manned with 53 men, among whom were a land-measurer and a priest.
A mate, JACOB HENS, a land-measurer, MICHAEL GVOSDEV, an ore-tester, HERDEBOL, and ten sailors were ordered by the Admiralty to accompany the expedition.
After having been beset for several days in Chatanga Bay, the voyagers on the 31st/20th August reached Cape Thaddeus, where the vessel was anchored the following day in 76° 47 'N.L. A signal tower was built on the extremity of the cape, and the land-measurer CHEKIN was sent to examine the neighbouring territory, and Chelyuskin to search for the mouth of the river Taimur.
His business as a land-measurer called him away for a brief season from the pursuit of his experiments.
Wynant Ten Breeches, the land-measurer, made in the twilight days of
a land journey which the land-measurer Selifontov undertook during
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