from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place for landing, as from a vessel, or for alighting, as from flight, or for resting, as from mounting a stair or other ascent.


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  • The pandies who had lined the slope were moving down now, through the abandoned wagons, converging on the landing-place.


  • Laird of Summertrees seemed studious to prevent any further communication between him and the provost, and remained lounging on the landing-place of the stair while they made their adieus — heard the provost ask if Alan proposed a speedy return, and the latter reply that his stay was uncertain, and witnessed the parting shake of the hand, which, with a pressure more warm than usual, and a tremulous, ‘God bless and prosper you!’


  • The window on the landing-place, which was a sash-window, was open.

    Les Miserables

  • On reaching the landing-place, he leaned his back against the balusters and folded his arms.

    Les Miserables

  • When their time was expired, Douglas took the oars in his turn, and by his order Roland Graeme steered the boat, directing her course upon the landing-place at the castle.

    The Abbot

  • Such seemed also the occupation of the Lady Lochleven and George Douglas, who, returning from the landing-place, looked frequently back to the boats, and at length stopped as if to observe their progress under the window at which Roland Graeme was stationed. —

    The Abbot

  • As soon as the boat approached a rude quay or landing-place, near to which they had stationed themselves, Lord Lindesay started up from his recumbent posture, and asked the person who steered, why he had not brought a larger boat with him to transport his retinue.

    The Abbot

  • They took a ceremonious leave of each other, as Roland could discern by their gestures, and the boats put oft from their landing-place; the boatmen stretched to their oars, and they speedily diminished upon the eye of the idle gazer, who had no better employment than to watch their motions.

    The Abbot

  • That little voyage was speedily accomplished, and the page was greeted at the landing-place by the severe and caustic welcome of old Dryfesdale.

    The Abbot

  • Graeme, in her assumed character of Mother Nieneven, stood in the bow, her hands clasped together, and pointed towards the castle, and her attitude, even at that distance, expressing enthusiastic eagerness to arrive at the landing-place.

    The Abbot


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