from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Land bordering on a shore or sea-beach.


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  • And before him a dreary waste of desert shore-land stretched out interminably, and he must wander alone over its vast expanse forever.


  • Nevertheless, in some parts of the world very extensive and most fertile tracts of land have thus been won from the sea; a large part of Holland and shore-land districts in northern Europe are made up of fields which were originally covered by the tide.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography

  • a great famine they had to leave Scoringia, the shore-land, and go into

    Roman and the Teuton

  • "It is true," said Ebbe, "that I own the shore-land, and the forest, too, if law could enforce right.

    The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales

  • We flushed it yonder between the wood and the sandhills, and, though I did not stay to consider, I think it must belong to the owner of the shore-land. "

    The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales


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