landsman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n landsman an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
    • n landsman a person who lives and works on land
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Landsman (Naut) A sailor on his first voyage.
    • Landsman One who lives on the land; -- opposed to seaman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n landsman A man of the same land or country; a fellow-countryman.
    • n landsman One who lives on the land; one who has had little or no experience of the sea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Landsman one who lives or serves on land: one inexperienced in seafaring
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

You're only a landsman, and get all that luck.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
He was rated as a landsman, and would have been forward at the time.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
And here again, to a landsman like Stanley, there was much to interest and surprise.
"The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands" by R.M. Ballantyne
Ay, a landsman might have said "madness" with reason.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
The place was all silent but for the seaman's snores as he slept the sleep of a landsman upon his coarse pallet.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
A landsman would have missed it altogether.
"Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service" by H. Irving Hancock
In the strengthening sunlight of rising morning the brigantine would not have appealed very strongly to a landsman, or even to a yachtsman.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
In the evening, usual formal landsman's costume.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
I was but a pale-faced boy when I sailed, only a landsman, and no great figure as a landsman.
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
I might as well have asked some landsman Yonder down in the town.
"The Children's Garland from the Best Poets" by Various
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In poetry:

drown'd.
"Is this a landsman's love? Be certain then,
"We part for ever!"--and they cried, "Amen!"
His words were truth's:- Some forty summers
"The Parish Register - Part III: Burials" by George Crabbe
'You come back from sea.
And not know my John?
I might as well have asked some landsman
Yonder down in the town.
There's not an ass in all the parish
But he knows my John.
"How's My Boy?" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
The fisherman laughed in his little craft,
If a landsman felt alarm,
For never did gale a ship assail,
Or a sailor suffer harm;
There was nothing to fear, for the skies were clear,
And the ocean always calm.
"A Story Of The Sea" by John Lawson Stoddard
To the landsman at home or the sailor at sea,
With nausea, scurvy, or canker maybe,
'Tis never in language to over exalt
The potent preservative virtue of salt--
A crystal commodity wholesome and good,
A cure for disease, and a savor for food.
"The Salt of the Earth" by Hattie Howard
Ho! for the plains where the dolphins play,
And the bend of the mast and spars,
And a fight at night with the wild sea-sprite
When the foam has drowned the stars.
And, pray, what joy can the landsman feel
Like the rise and fall of a sliding keel?
"A Sailor's Song" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

In 2006, robbers in Baltimore hit an illicit, big-money poker game and came away with $23,827, including $900 from Baltimore developer Jeremy Landsman.
At the time, Landsman insisted to the Baltimore City Paper he wasn't playing for money.
Landsman Bill Marks confirmed that the well at 4415 Darrow Road, which has been horizontally fractured, was completed last week and now is ready to collect gas.
In 2006, robbers in Baltimore hit an illicit, big-money poker game and came away with $23,827, including $900 from Baltimore developer Jeremy Landsman .
Landsman , shareholder, Greenberg Trautig.
Landsman has joined the Chicago office of Greenberg Traurig LLP as a shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice.
Srinivas Krovvidy, Robin Landsman, Steve Opdahl, Nancy Templeton, Sydnor Smalera.
Abe & Arthur's bar area (Gary Landsman).
Let award winning flower arranger and judge Ellen Avellino, and the GEC's favorite floral designer Miriam Landsman show you how to design your Thanksgiving centerpiece.
Abe & Arthur's bar area (Gary Landsman).
Potomac — The county has " moral and legal obligations" to provide opportunities for people with disabilities, Steve Landsman said last week.
Potomac — The county has "moral and legal obligations " to provide opportunities for people with disabilities, Steve Landsman said last week.
The county has "moral and legal obligations " to provide opportunities for people with disabilities, Steve Landsman said last week.
Ranger Andrew Landsman of Antietam National Battlefield plants a seedling with Antietam Academy student Brian Rowland.
Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, FACFAS.
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In science:

Landsman, N.P., Mathematical Topics between Classical and Quantum Mechnics , Springer, New York, 1998.
General Relativity on Random Operators
Heunen, Landsman, Spitters: A Topos for Algebraic Quantum Theory. Available at arXiv:0709.4364v2 (2007).
A Topos Model for Loop Quantum Gravity
Heunen, Landsman, Spitters, Wolters: The Gelfand spectrum of a noncommuative C*-algebra: a topos-theoretic approach.
A Topos Model for Loop Quantum Gravity
The theoretical pro ject of explaining the “emergence of classicality” from the quantum world (Schlosshauer, 2004, 2007; Landsman, 2007; Wallace, 2008) can be interpreted as a search for such a unique, dynamically-specified mereotopology.
Consistent quantum mechanics admits no mereotopology
Landsman, in Compendium of Quantum Physics, F.
Born's rule from statistical mechanics of classical fields: from hitting times to quantum probabilities
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