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

  • n. See landslide.

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  • n. The sliding of a mass of land down a slope or cliff; a landslide

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff


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  • I know that from a strict sense the terms landslip and landslide are similar but it sounds a little better to my ear.

    The Moderate Voice

  • The landslip was the second to occur this week on that western stretch.

  • It is for this reason I have coined the term 'landslip' to define this kind of victory.

    The Moderate Voice

  • An empty car was washed into the harbour in Portloe, south Cornwall, while a landslip at Lostwithiel, near Bodmin, blocked the main rail line in and out of the county.

    Residents rescued from homes as floods hit Cornwall

  • Periglacial activities included considerable slope instability in extraglacial areas, giving rise to gelifluctate, landslip and talus deposits.

    Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

  • The mountains would crush him with landslip and rift! —

    Peer Gynt

  • The fontis were due to different causes: the friability of the soil; some landslip at a depth beyond the reach of man; the violent summer rains; the incessant flooding of winter; long, drizzling showers.

    Les Miserables

  • Also Friday, a miner was buried in an underground landslip at

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Berlin (the London ones have all fallen in, the collapse beginning after the great landslip and fire), and close upon this came the cessation of tall building and the concentration of design upon the vast (and often dangerous) carapace roof and its gigantic supporting pillars and foundation rafts.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Then some huge landslip in the thawing air had caught us, and spluttering expostulation, we began to roll down a slope, rolling faster and faster, leaping crevasses and rebounding from banks, faster and faster, westward into the white-hot boiling tumult of the lunar day.

    First Men in the Moon


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