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  • My father spoke of the marriage like a land-surveyor, but of the estate of Nettlewood like an impassioned lover.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Pricey Blood Test Marianne Falacienski of Pensacola, Fla., had health coverage through her husband's land-surveyor job until he was laid off in April last year.

    Consumers Cut Health Spending,

  • Esmond to marry the younger son of a colonial family, who had been bred up as a land-surveyor?

    The Virginians

  • And the land-surveyor only took her fancy through not cutting his nails and wearing tight trousers.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • (Kirila Selifanitch turned a little away as though he were not listening, but he still continued to chuckle.) ‘I laugh too, while my wife has eloped with a land-surveyor.’

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • His relations were alarmed, and feared he might go so far as to marry her, but she gave her hand to a young land-surveyor named Burdovsky when she reached the age of twenty.

    The Idiot

  • It was recorded that representatives of the parties would meet again as soon as possible, after the technical report by the land-surveyor became available.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mary Howitt was the daughter of Samuel Botham, a land-surveyor at

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • A natural skill for mensuration, growing out of his mathematical knowledge, and his habit of ascertaining the measures and distances of objects which interested him, the size of trees, the depth and extent of ponds and rivers, the height of mountains, and the air-line distance of his favorite summits, -- this, and his intimate knowledge of the territory about Concord, made him drift into the profession of land-surveyor.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

  • Captain Lothrop was a native of Easton, Massachusetts, and a land-surveyor of some repute in this neighborhood.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1884

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