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  • And when 12 Falun Gong members arrived in Hong Kong to tell a conference about imprisonment and torture on the main-land, they were stopped at the airport and sent back overseas.

    China Wakes Up A Tiger

  • The lowing of the cattle on the main-land ceased, rose again, stopped.

    Armadale

  • The main-land away to the south was clearly defined in the late afternoon sunshine, and on the cliff to her left stood the modern lighthouse which guarded the channel.

    The Murder of Busy Lizzie

  • Hyphen removed from 'main-land' to ensure consistency with other uses

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses

  • The main-land of Greece was deeply indented by gulfs and almost land-locked bays, and the shores were lined with numerous islands, which were occupied by the Grecian race.

    Mosaics of Grecian History

  • Much that is told about Xerxes -- how he cut off Mount Athos from the main-land by a canal; how he made a bridge of boats across the Hellespont, where it is three miles wide, and ordered the waters to be scourged because they destroyed the bridge; how he constructed new bridges, over which his vast army crossed the

    Mosaics of Grecian History

  • Cilician pirates soon after commenced their depredations, and ravaged both the main-land and the islands until expelled by

    Mosaics of Grecian History

  • The fort communicates with the main-land by a dike or causeway about half a mile long, and a wooden bridge, perhaps three hundred feet long, and then there spreads out a tract of country, well wooded and dotted over with farms.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • Our pickets then occupied the entire bridge and a small strip of the main-land beyond, covering a valuable well; but still there was no occupation in force of any but Government property.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • Regiment made its encampment on the Segar farm, lying near the bridge which connected the fort with the main-land, an encampment soon enlarged by the First Vermont and other New York regiments.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

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