• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Yard-land the amount of land held by a tenant in villeinage, in older English usage, varying from 15 to 40 acres
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geard, hedge, enclosure; Ger. garten; conn. with L. hortus, Gr. chortos.


In literature:

He flew through the air with spread legs until the chain snapped, when he landed many yards away.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
In the course of centuries a channel has been cut right across the two hundred yards of land.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
At a hundred yards, we stop and the boarding parties will land on the hull.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
Presently both appeared on dry land at less than a hundred yards distance from where he was perched.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
Then he sprang out the window and landed on his feet in the yard.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
He landed a hundred yards or more away from Holgate.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Half-way across the river, we were not more than twenty yards down-stream from the ferry landing.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
It jumped the fence and landed in Judd Whitney's yard.
"Black Eyes and the Daily Grind" by Milton Lesser
Fortunately, the stream was deeper than he anticipated, rising to his waist when he was within a yard of the land.
"The Wilderness Fugitives" by Edward S. Ellis
The barn-yard is often occupied by cattle, and is covered with their manure, which lies there until it is carted on to the land.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
I went on the Seaboard Road and landed right in our old wagon yard.
"The Southern Soldier Boy" by James Carson Elliott
Barn-yard litter is beneficial on thin land, not necessary on rich land, but ashes are good on any soil.
"The Apple" by Various
One of the others made a desperate leap at them, landing prone within a yard of Summersby.
"The Enormous Room" by Horace Leonard Gold
For a quarter of a mile they shot down the river; then they had to land and make a fifty-yard carry.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
He screeched for joy and flew straight into Madam Land's yard.
"What Happened to Inger Johanne" by Dikken Zwilgmeyer
By morning the second platoon was flooded out, and had to move back a few yards to dry land.
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner
At the same time a dense fog came on, that confined our view to a few yards; it was accompanied by a gale from the land, and heavy rain.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
Sadu, soaring in a majestic parabola, overshot his mark and landed a full two yards beyond.
"The Return of Tharn" by Howard Carleton Browne
If a man fell there was a chance that he would land twenty yards below the point where he was hit.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
It was a great blaze, and we could faintly see the land and a white cottage some hundred yards from the shore.
"Sturdy and Strong" by G. A. Henty

In poetry:

Robin looked at the town and land
And the church-yard where it lay;
And poor Will Scarlet kissed his hand,
And turned his head away.
"Robin Hood's Flight" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
If I can think of it, it isn't what I want.
I want . . . I want a ship from some near star
To land in the yard, and beings to come out
And think to me: "So this is where you are!
"A Sick Child" by Randall Jarrell
Four miles at a leap, over the dark hollow land,
To the frosted steep of the down and its junipers black,
Travels my eye with equal ease and delight:
And scarce could my body leap four yards.
"Health" by Edward Thomas
Svend Vonved enter'd the castle yard;
There Randulph, wrapt in his skins, kept guard:
"Ho! Caitiff, ho! with shield and brand,
What art thou doing in this my land?"
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
It was such a lovely sunshine-day,
The house and the yard couldn't hold me;
I loosened a boat, on my back I lay,
While blithely the current bowled me;
But hot grew the sun, and peeled my nose;
Enough was enough, and to land I chose.
"The Day Of Sunshine" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

Kathy Drake said Monday night's crash was the fourth time a car landed in her yard.
" Dry land is focusing on specific muscle groups," said Johnson, who swims the 100-yard butterfly and 200 individual medley for Sherando.
It's a shocking move, but Moorman 's play has tailed off this season with less punts landing inside the 20 yard line.
One of the bomber 's landing wheels, apparently down, was blown more than 150 feet into the front yard of a new home.
The second landing wheel was in the front yard of Mr Ledgerwood's home.
Grandview Heights High School students hope their ideas for the city-owned land at Grandview Yard make an impression on city leaders.
Breakaway Blimp Lands in 94-Year-Old Woman's Yard.
Hall ran for 11,232 yards in four years (1950-53) at Sugar Land (Texas).
You could wake up to find a flock of flamingos has landed in your yard.
Want to protect yourself from the potty landing in your yard.
The glider landed in the yard of a house in the 11600 block of Gold Hill Road around 12:55 p.m.
The state Lands Commission is considering a proposal by a group of Broad Beach property owners to import about 600,000 cubic yards of sand dredged from the ocean floor just off Manhattan Beach.
His tee shot at the 195-yard, par-3 17th landed in ankle-high rough on a decline to the left of the green.
A tornado came and picked up my pontoon and lift and it landed about 100 yards down the lake in front of my neighbors beach.
With the score tied 6-6 and LSU punting from its 9-yard line, Wing's low boot went over Marquis Maze's head and landed on Alabama's 18.