Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of buying and selling land for the purpose of speculation.

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Examples

  • He has but a very ordinary share of understanding; is very illiterate; knows nothing but the value of estates, and how to improve them, and what belongs to land-jobbing and husbandry.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • By your closed lips you countenance the land-jobbing steal which your great state Boss failed by the merest fluke to saddle upon the River and Harbor Bill passed by the last

    The Henchman

  • Again it is clear that, after this, Richard Burke was engaged in land-jobbing in the West Indies; that his claims were disputed by the Government as questionable and dishonest; and that he lost his case.

    Burke

  • Q — kept a shop, or store, in C —; but he left the principal management of this establishment to his clerks; while, taking advantage of the influx of emigrants, he pursued, with unrivalled success, the profitable business of land-jobbing.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • It is further affirmed that this overture, offensive in itself, was made precisely at the time when a swarm of colonists from these United States, were covering the Mexican border with land-jobbing, and with slaves, introduced in defiance of Mexican laws, by which slavery had been abolished throughout the Republic.

    Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams

  • Q--- kept a shop, or store, in C---; but he left the principal management of this establishment to his clerks; while, taking advantage of the influx of emigrants, he pursued, with unrivalled success, the profitable business of land-jobbing.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • In plainer words he had a most distinguished genius for swindling, and could start a bank, or negotiate a loan, or form a land-jobbing company

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • But land-jobbing was Jack's special delight; and an ingenious German having lately declared that the neighborhood of Adelaide betrayed the existence of those mineral treasures which have since been brought to day, Mr. Tibbets had persuaded Bullion and the other gentlemen now accompanying him to undertake the land journey from Sydney to Adelaide, privily and quietly, to ascertain the truth of the German's report, which was at present very little believed.

    The Caxtons — Volume 17

  • The Texan land and liberty jobbers had spread the contagion of their land-jobbing traffic all over the free states throughout the Union.

    Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.

  • Slavery, intemperance, land-jobbing, bankruptcy, and sundry controversies with Great Britain, constitute the materials for the history of John

    Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.

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