land office

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n land office a government office where business relating to public lands is transacted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Land office a government office in which the entries upon, and sales of, public land are registered, and other business respecting the public lands is transacted.
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Quotations

  • Erwin H. Schell
    Erwin H. Schell
    “Remember that when an employee enters your office, they are in a strange land.”

Usage

In literature:

Most of the officers had landed; the major and his family still remained.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Five seamen, with a petty officer, formed the land party, all well armed.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
My officers, as were all on board, were as well aware as I was myself of the danger the ship was in, and a bright look-out was kept for the land.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Between twenty or thirty officers and men only had been landed at Rouen, the rest having fallen.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
At their head rode one of the officers who had landed with the Duke, who he heard was Lord Grey.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
I and several of the officers landed with Captain Armstrong, who wished to communicate with the governor-general.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Plemponi descended to a teetery but gentle landing on the office balcony.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
The officers also were quickly landed.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
When I land, I'll not be afraid of some officer of the law clutching me by the shoulder and hauling me away to a police station.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
The next day the Naval Brigade, one hundred and fifteen strong, all picked men from the crews of the gun-boats, with ten officers, landed.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
One officer and 23 other ranks, with two pack animals from the Brigade Signal Section, will be landed with each Infantry Brigade.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
He once walked 150 miles in three days to the land office at Winona.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Claims were staked out and recorded at the nearest land office.
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
It allowed four land-offices in Ohio and Indiana.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Many in Van Diemen's Land are retired officers of the army and navy, masters of merchantmen, and persons of respectable connexions.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
It meant so many days' labour on the lord's lands, and so many offices of domestic duty.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)" by John Morley
It is well to remember that England was no strange, unexplored land, at least to the higher officers of the Armada.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
Each of the officers took it in turns to stand up to keep a lookout for a sail or for land.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
A land-office was opened in that village, the first of its kind in America.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
Why, Patty, it's the biggest journalistic fish that has ever been landed in this office.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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In poetry:

I hope the noble boys will be spared for many a day
While on board the good ship in the silvery Tay
May they always be obedient to their officers in command
And may God enable them to discourse sweet music by sea and by land
"The Dundee Flower Show:Dedicated to the Right Honourable Earl of Dalhousie" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then Captain Land on his officers loudly did call,
And the cheery manliness of him inspired confidence in all;
Then he ordered the men to lower the boats without delay,
So the boats were launched on the stormy sea without dismay.
"The Burning of the Steamer 'City of Montreal'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Port of Kalama, a significant player in the northwest economy, offers acres of available industrial land, office space and no state, corporate or personal incomes taxes - just some of the reasons companies are choosing to expand there.
Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust chooses Steamboat for 1st satellite office.
GSP crews still searching for pilot with Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office by air and land.
The Texas General Land Office is at odds with the State Library and Archives Commission over the idea of bringing the iconic document out of storage and putting on display for two weeks KENS-TV's Brian New reports.
The General Land Office is pressing the State Library and Archives Commission to loan the "Victory or Death" letter penned by Col.
The gentlemen running for highest office in the land just got through fighting non-stop for months.
Whether one voted for Obama or not, a majority of Americans were proud to think that an African-American had been elected to the highest office in the land.
Davie Councilman Bryan Caletka says he was questioned by the Broward Inspector General's Office about a controversial land deal made by the town in 2009.
Texas General Land Office Photo.
The Texas General Land Office says this is diesel fuel .
Henry Spencer and David Spee recently purchased a parcel of land along Baldwin Avenue near the Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office.
The City of Shreveport and Senator Mary Landrieu's office have landed the industry a grant worth $1.2 million.
The General Land Office hired the firm GLO took over the management of the Alamo from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Canton Land Trust Seeks Office Space In Grange Hall.
The US Bureau of Land Management's field office in Pinedale, Wyo.
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