from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Land bordering on a shore or sea-beach.
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And before him a dreary waste of desert shore-land stretched out interminably, and he must wander alone over its vast expanse forever.
Nevertheless, in some parts of the world very extensive and most fertile tracts of land have thus been won from the sea; a large part of Holland and shore-land districts in northern Europe are made up of fields which were originally covered by the tide.
a great famine they had to leave Scoringia, the shore-land, and go into
"It is true," said Ebbe, "that I own the shore-land, and the forest, too, if law could enforce right.
We flushed it yonder between the wood and the sandhills, and, though I did not stay to consider, I think it must belong to the owner of the shore-land. "
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