Land-spring

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Land-spring water lying near the surface, easily drawn upon by shallow wells
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Quotations

  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Then he made a desperate spring, and landed on top of the lads.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
That spring the newspaper office became a clearing house for homestead lands.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Cuba, which he had assisted in subduing, for the mainland, where he landed in the spring of 1519.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
In the spring of 1623, each family planted for itself, and land was assigned to each person in perpetual fee.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The last spring rain was over; the dry, deadening California summer had begun its advance on the land.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
This, of course, would land him on a new tree, and over that he would soon spring to the next.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Spring does not bring all its pleasant things at once in that northern land.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
It was in the lovely spring time of a land that scarcely knows winter that a strange and beautiful scene made Jerusalem still more beautiful.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
This, of course, would land him on a new tree, and over that he would soon spring to the next.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Slowly the winter left the land, but the spring that year was a meagre starveling, niggardly of smiles.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
The fall of portions of cliff, as along the coasts of Hampshire and Dorsetshire, occasioned by land-springs.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
About three in the afternoon, when the drifters put out to sea, the nor'west wind was springing out from land in squalls.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
Why is fall-ploughed land so mellow in spring?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Drawing back, to give himself a greater spring, he landed a heavy blow somewhere in mid-air.
"The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
Yes, I must have the house and the path and the spring and the strip of moss-land that lies along the branch.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
The thawing land stirred with a promise that spring might in time return to lovers.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Early in the spring the Egyptian expedition landed in Crete and all but exterminated its Greek population.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The growing season was too far spent when they finally settled at Jamestown to allow for clearing land for spring-seeded grains.
"Agriculture in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Lyman Carrier
It seemed as if they were entering a land of perpetual spring.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
Spring was changing into deep summer; the land was filled with blooms.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
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In poetry:

"But lo! he cheerly waves his hand!
I hear his voice! I see his face!
And eager now he springs to land,
To meet a Mother's fond embrace!
"The Mother" by Matilda Betham
They idle down the traffic lands,
And loiter through the woods with spring;
To them the glory of the earth
Is but to hear a bluebird sing.
"The Mendicants" by Bliss William Carman
Along the land the Winter's doom is creeping
All vainly Autumn grieves;
And she who made my heart's sweet Spring is sleeping
Under the leaves.
"Under The Leaves" by Leigh Gordon Giltner
What's the sweetest news in spring
That the blithesome swallows bring,
When from southern lands they fly
Through our cloudier northern sky
After frosts and cold succumb?
"What's The Sweetest News In Spring?" by Oscar Fay Adams
Bird of the south-land, haste thee and bring
Tributes of thy melody, welcoming the spring,
Say to sombre winter—up and away,
This my time of minstrelsy, bright, sunny May
"To The Mock-Bird" by Mary Weston Fordham
That was another spring, and other flowers,
Hung, pink and fragile, on the leafless tree,
The land rejoiced in other running water,
And I rejoiced, because you were with me.
""Lost Delight"" by Laurence Hope

In news:

3 spring novels journey to foreign lands.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — A man who did prison time for stealing hundreds of items from the New York State Archives has landed a volunteer job at the state's military museum, home to.
Car lands atop parked car in Colorado Springs crash Tuesday.
Through its subsidiary SCR Bravo Investments LLC has purchased the remaining 168 acres of land at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville for $4.3 million.
Citing explosive growth, the Saratoga Springs City Center Authority wants to build a more than 500-space parking garage on city-owned land off Maple Avenue.
Davison spent five years in the Marines, doing two tours in Iraq, before landing on the Knights' roster this spring.
In August, Christopher Mills filed a lawsuit against the city of Sandy Springs for denying him a building permit on a 1-acre plot of land known as the Heard family cemetery.
Last winter, Mike Browne had a great idea: create an iPhone app based on President Obama's new dog that would land in Apple 's App Store well ahead of the pooch's arrival in the spring.
Wendy Jackson, executive director of the Freshwater Land Trust, examines an American beautyberry, one of the native plants to be planted Nov 14, 2012 at Tapawingo Springs in Pinson.
Santa Fe Springs is the land of nearly 100 pieces of public art.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO. RIFLE, Colorado — The Bureau of Land Management's Hubbard Mesa Trailhead off of County Road 290 north of Rifle was closed Tuesday for upgrades.
Tyler Schweda hopes his efforts on the Michigan Merit Exam last spring will land him some scholarship money to attend Western Michigan University next year.
The certified organic property was purchased by Heather Burch and Addison Fischer as the Lama Hana Trust in order to protect and preserve the land which bears the natural Bonita Spring, according to Burch.
Is already building for "Matilda," the London hit that will land at the Shubert Theatre in the spring.
Discovery landed at the Smithsonian Institution's display hangar in Virginia last spring.
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