Land-grabbing

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Land-grabbing the act of the land-grabber
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. land; Dut., Ger. land.

Usage

In literature:

There was the land grab.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
Maybe the land was grabbed from him, and he did what any decent man would do.
"The Playboy of the Western World" by J. M. Synge
They repeat this with great satisfaction, this land-grabbing indictment.
"A Straight Deal" by Owen Wister
Why, you'd think O'Neil was a grafter and the S. R. & N. nothing but a land-grabbing deal.
"The Iron Trail" by Rex Beach
Some land-grabs were rushed through, when Mr. SAULSBURY objected.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870" by Various
An undoubted hindrance to the colonisation of Hokkaido has been land scandals and land grabbing.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
He grabbed the edge of a plank in his powerful jaws and twisting sharply, struck back, for land.
"Prince Jan, St. Bernard" by Forrestine C. Hooker
Everyone was in a hurry to grab as much land as possible.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
We can't grab the land and run.
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
Brainerd grabbed him by the scruff of the neck and landed him all in a heap in the coal.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
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In news:

Border security land grab threatens paddling's sacred ground.
Internet's domain name land grab more than just "fools gold".
Companies are scrambling to put policies and practices in place to encourage employees to participate in the new social land grab.
The Rio Nuevo board appears to be trying to execute a 'land grab' to take ownership of property that should belong to the city of Tucson.
A select cut from the Seattle quartet's forthcoming 'Land Grab' LP.
Advocates urge city to block land grab by 'Walmart' developer.
'The Global Farms Race: Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security,' edited by Michael Kugelman and Susan L Levenstein.
Everyone Aware Of The RF Spectrum "Land Grab".
Three activists and villagers have died this year because of logging and land grabbing in Cambodia.
Facebook's Land Grab in the Face of a Downturn.
Get set to grab waterfront land in Lee County.
The myth of Africa's land grab.
Residents vent grievances to city officials over land grab.
After following several cases coming from Telluride and the county, and reading section 2-29 of the LUC, I am firmly convinced that SMC is heading for a Russian land grab as outlined in Dr Zhivago.
Clean Water Restoration Act Raises Fears of Land Grab.
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