from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lot of ground which is under water; specifically, one of a regular system of city lots which are partly or wholly covered by the water of a bay, lake, or river, and may be filled in and converted into made ground for the erection of buildings, docks, etc.


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  • The water-lot matter was absorbing all his attention.

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  • I told you to write a non-committal letter to the aldermen -- an ambiguous letter -- a letter that should avoid, as far as possible, all real consideration and discussion of the water-lot question.

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