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  • n. an extended area of land


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  • The house is situated on a most desirable piece of land between Provincetown and North Truro, with its own private access to the beach, just like you have here, and room for gardens and a view of the sea.


  • A short time after I sold all my possessions at Stonington, consisting of a pretty piece of land and one dwelling house thereon, and went to reside at Long-Island.

    Life and Adventures of Venture

  • The fourth punishment was as follows: Brother Hugh of Joy, who was Marshall of the Temple, was sent to the Sultan of Damascus from the Master of the Temple, to come to some agreement with the Sultan about a large piece of land which the Templars used to hold, and which the Sultan wanted to share with them.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • By the time the tournament ended in the four-hole playoffglory for Harrington, tragedy for Garcia, all the joy and heartbreak of the game of golf played out there on a flat piece of land in Scotlandthe room was mostly empty.

    The Italian Summer

  • Square, the Sieges Allee and other avenues; it may be a piece of land or a man with curly black hair.

    A room of one's own

  • I cannot omit here a small adventure which was very surprising to me on this journey; passing this plain country, we came to an open piece of ground where a neighbouring gentleman had at a great expense laid out a proper piece of land for a decoy, or duck-coy, as some call it.

    From London to Land's End

  • After I became governor and taxes forced us to sell our ranch near Lake Malibu, Nancy and I purchased a large piece of land in an isolated rural area north of San Diego, planning to make it our ranch-hideaway once I left office.

    An American Life

  • He left his son Christopher, however, one of the Councillors of the Lords Proprietors who gover [e] ned the colony from the safe and irresponsible distance of England, comfortably settled at Durant's Neck, a piece of land jutting down into the north side of Albemarle Sound between the Little and the Perquimans Rivers.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • "The piece of land they are using is directly opposite our bar," said Akbaba.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • About nine miles at its widest, the strait is narrowest at its northern end; on the Italian side sits a narrow piece of land called Cape Caenys the modern Punta Pezzo, in the modern city of Villa San Giovanni.

    The Spartacus War


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