Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fresh water flowing over the land; flood water; the water of lakes, rivers, springs, etc., as opposed to sea-water.
  • n. Open water between the ice of a frozen sea and a coast.

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Examples

  • Many scientists have concluded that this discrepancy could be explained by uncertainties in the estimated rates or other processes related to changes in land-water storage that have been difficult to quantify.

    Bill Chameides: Where Has All The Water Gone?

  • Although she has more recently retracted her idea that kosher food rules are based upon the maintenance of clear categories (so, for example, fish with scales are clearly associated with the water realm and may be eaten; amphibians crossing the land-water boundary may not), the purity of categories in general remains a key component of what is orderly and right.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Senate to an acolyte, a dittoman for the hard-line AIPAC lobby, which bolsters the militaristic oppression, occupation, blockage, colonization and land-water seizures over the years of the Palestinian peoples and their shrunken territories in the West Bank and Gaza.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Well, at last I found this amphibious creature, this land-water thing called a gentleman-tradesman; and as a just plague upon my folly, I was catched in the very snare which, as I might say, I laid for myself.

    Moll Flanders

  • The power from three wizards long dead began to flood the land-water released to drown the world with magic.

    Brothers Majere

  • To make matters worse, a lot of land-water was coming through the tunnel, which, together with the backwash of a tug some little way ahead of us, tried us considerably, and finally wedged our canoe between the two walls of the tunnel.

    Through Canal-Land in a Canadian Canoe

  • Well, at last I found this amphibious creature, this land-water thing called a gentleman-tradesman; and as a just plague upon my folly, I was catched in the very snare which, as I might say,

    The Fortunes And Misfortunes Of The Famous Moll Flanders

  • Utrecht on the departure of the King of France, for Paris, finding that the ice with which the land-water was covered, was sufficiently strong to bear the passage of cavalry, marched with a strong body of troops to Zwammerdam, and thence to Bodergrave, both of which were abandoned.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

  • Every flood-tide hundreds of "rises" of dace, bleak, and roach were seen as the tide began to flow, or rather as the sea-water below pushed the land-water before it up the river.

    The Naturalist on the Thames

  • The participants heard presentations from several speakers including Neil Klassen, who instituted a Water Smart program for Kelowna, and Hans Schreier from UBC, who is a researcher who focuses on watershed management, land-water interactions, and soil and water pollution.

    Kootenay Rockies - News

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