from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Land, Edwin Herbert 1909-1991. American inventor who developed (1932) the light-polarizing plastic film called Polaroid and incorporated it into lenses for cameras and sunglasses. He also invented the one-step photographic process (1947).

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  • proper n. A surname.


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  • The restitution process was not just about restoring land rights, but also about healing wounds, promoting national reconciliation, and restoring the pride and dignity of people, Land

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Ninety six rural communities in Mpumalanga were increasingly using their land reform grants to establish profit-driven commercial farming ventures run and managed by professionals, Land

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The government would be justified in expropriating farms for land reform projects in "desperate and compelling" cases, Land

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Socio-economic development in rural parts of South Africa was crucial and the use of land to achieve that goal was critical, Land

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • With regard to Encouragements in Money and in land, for Soldiers to inlist during the War, I have ever been in favour of it as the best Oeconomy and the best policy: and I have no doubt, that rewards in Land, will be given after the War is over.

    John Adams autobiography, part 1, "John Adams," through 1776

  • Land, it is true, like Epic Poems and even higher things, in such a trading world, has to be presented in the market for what it will bring, and as we say be 'sold:' but the notion of 'selling,' for certain bits of metal, the _Iliad_ of Homer, how much more the _Land_ of the World-Creator, is a ridiculous impossibility!

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

  • Staten land seen from the Deck bearing North-East; the Sugar Loaf on Terra Del Fuego North-North-East, and is the same Hill as is seen from the North-East side of the Land; it appears to stand but

    Captain Cook's Journal during his first voyage round the world

  • Ruth Hall, a land analyst at the University of the Western Cape's Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (Plaas), said the budget showed that there was no indication of a new direction for land reform.

    Guardian Online

  • "Employers are looking for places where large land tracts could be available and where proper infrastructure is available," Land said.

    Columbia Missourian: Latest Articles

  • Two of his best-remembered songs are “This Land Is Your Land” and “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh.

    Guthrie, Woody


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