Landing-stage

Definitions

  • EVENING: THE MERSEY FROM THE LANDING-STAGE
    EVENING: THE MERSEY FROM THE LANDING-STAGE
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Landing-stage a platform for landing passengers or goods carried by water, often rising and falling with the tide
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Additional illustrations & photos:

TROOP TRANSPORTS DISEMBARKING AT THE LANDING-STAGE, LIVERPOOL TROOP TRANSPORTS DISEMBARKING AT THE LANDING-STAGE, LIVERPOOL

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

But when I went on the stage, touring companies took possession of the land, and I had only two parts in eighteen months.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893" by Various
Tomkins, who kept the boat shed, was smoking his pipe on the landing stage when Kathleen drifted out from the Gorge.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
The Ninth Book has thus run through its three stages and has landed us in pure Fableland.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
He walked along the sloping wooden projection that is used as a landing stage for pleasure skiffs, walked until the water splashed over him.
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
When we arrived at the landing-stage at the Lodge, the General greeted him with undisguised joy.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
A landing-stage for angels, she reflected.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
There are neither wharves nor landing-stages at Marichchikkaddi.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
Before we reached the landing-stage Lord Kitchener asked me to get him a sheet of paper.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
A few minutes later the great liner was warped securely alongside the great landing stage, while the whistle shrieked a noisy greeting.
"Lucile Triumphant" by Elizabeth M. Duffield
The boats that lay alongside of the little landing-stage caught his eye.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
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In poetry:

``Then must you with invectives fume and rage
All through the land, denouncing evil times,
With histrionic passion; 'tis a stage
For mountebanks and mimes—
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
Out of her secret life, the griffin-land
Where ivory empires build their stage she came,
Putting in mine her small impulsive hand,
Five-fingered gift, and the palm not tame.
"The Dark And The Fair" by Stanley Kunitz
’Tis a big soft-hearted spider in a land where life is grim,
And a web of great good-nature that brings worn-out flies to him:
’Tis the club of many lost souls in the wide Westralian hell,
And the stage of many Mitchells is the Bulletin Hotel.
"The Bulletin Hotel" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Landing a spot 50 feet from the outdoor stage is a summer-concert coup.
Throughout the land motorcycle clubs are in various stages of organization for an active part in national defense.
Pete Seeger and friends perform the classic "This Land Is Your Land" together on stage at Madison Square Garden for Pete Seeger 's 90th Birthday Celebration.
The Saturn V rocket used for Apollo moon landings weighed about 3000 tons at launch and included three chemical-propellant rocket stages.
Part of the Wood River Land Trust's Bow Bridge of the Big Wood River community celebration, staged with the cooperation of the Blaine County Recreation District.
US President Barack Obama walks past an oil rig to a stage to speaks at an oil and gas production fields on federal lands March 21, 2012 near Maljamar, NM.
' Honk ' lands at Three Stages in Folsom starting July 6.
Wisconsin may be the land of cheese, but occasionally a hotdog is allowed to take center stage.
'The Sun' by Jukebox the Ghost, for Outside Lands and Alternative Power Productions' solar stage.
GT's guide to San Francisco's colossal music festival Outside Lands kicks off Aug 10-12 in Golden Gate Park with a slew of chart-topping and underground musical acts performing on several stages.
The Charlestown Common Council meeting on December 1, revealed more details of an apartment complex that is in preliminary planning stages for Charlestown Landing, on the south end of the city.
The "Hat in Three Stages of Landing" sculpture was a big deal when unveiled 30 years ago.
First there was the decision to hold an aircraft carrier offshore long enough for President Bush to stage his dramatic landing attired in a flight suit.
Main Stage at Heritage Landing.
The riverboat sank after being involved in a collision, and so the show had to be staged on land.
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In science:

For the (inverse of ) the third fraction, we throw n− ℓ centers into the region outside BR , then the remaining ℓ − k . A new point, if it lands at distance greater than 2s from any previous point or from the disk BR , causes no new overlap; and at each stage there are fewer than n− k points already placed.
A Solidification Phenomenon in Random Packings
Additionally, during the initial stage of film growth the chance that newly deposited atoms land on an island is small.
Density Functional Theory of Epitaxial Growth of Metals
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