from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sick for sight of the land.
  • Affected by proximity to land, as a ship; not moving freely from being too near the land or just released from an anchorage.


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  • You, Mr. Marine, land-logged, land-sick, trying out your web feet in wading through the muddy depths of Europe instead of wading ashore through the roaring surr-yip! hi-ho, and a bottla grape juice!

    The Stars and Stripes The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919

  • Thus we landed on Endeavor Island, as we came to it, land-sick from long custom of the sea.

    Chapter 28

  • Thus we landed on Endeavour Island, as we came to it, land-sick from long custom of the sea.

    The Sea Wolf

  • The grief of a father and a mother can only be conceived by them who, as fathers and mothers, have suffered the loss of their bairns, -- a treasure more precious to nature than silver or gold, home to the land-sick sailor, or daylight to the blind man sitting beaking in the heat of the morning sun.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • "Ay, ay, 'tis likely; if it had been me, I should have been land-sick before this -- ware round, boys, and stand by to heave to on the other tack."

    The Pilot


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