overland

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj overland traveling or passing over land "an overland journey","the overland route used by Marco Polo"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Overland Being, or accomplished, over the land, instead of by sea; as, an overland journey.
    • adv Overland By, upon, or across, land.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overland Over or across the country.
    • overland Passing by land; made or performed upon or across the land: as, an overland journey.
    • overland Especially— The route from Great Britain to India by way of the Isthmus of Suez, as opposed to that around the Cape of Good Hope.
    • overland The route from the country east of the Mississippi to the Pacific coast across the plains and the Rocky Mountains, as opposed to that around Cape Horn, or by way of the Isthmus of Darien.
    • overland In Australia, to cross the country with herds of cattle, sheep, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Overland ō′vėr-land passing entirely or principally by land, as a route, esp. that from England to India by the Suez Canal, rather than by the Cape of Good Hope.
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Usage

In literature:

At one place, call it Bridgeton, there was an overland mail waiting to go out, but no engineer.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
The overland route had suited the needs of these folk best.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
One was an overland route of 18 leagues, and was used only during the summer.
"The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century" by Clarence Henry Haring
An account of an overland trip to California in 1849.
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
A thousand miles overland was nothing to him.
"The Man Who Rocked the Earth" by Arthur Train
To take him overland was quite impossible.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
Perhaps it is the headlight which heralds the coming of the belated overland train.
"A Truthful Woman in Southern California" by Kate Sanborn
They packed their bedding on two horses and set out on the journey overland.
"Tell Me Another Story" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Overland Red's self-assurance shrunk a little.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Their one aim was to get away from Asia before fresh orders could come overland from Yakutsk.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
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In poetry:

What are you doing now, Paddy Magee?
Grafting, or spelling now, Paddy Magee?
Breaking, or branding?
Or overlanding,
Out on the sand ridges, Paddy Magee?
"Paddy McGee" by Harry Breaker Morant
The toil of it none may share;
By yourself must the way be won
Through fervid or frozen air
Till the overland journey's done;
And I would not take, for your own dear sake, one thorn from your track,
my son.
"Wilfred" by John Le Gay Brereton
He got a wire from Adelaide—on business, understand—
And left his wife to follow round, and journeyed overland.
That very night, while musing in a quiet spot on deck,
I caught her with her arms about a first-class Johnnie’s neck.
"Johnson' s Wonder" by Henry Lawson
Not a horse-bell of ours but the gum trees have heard
As their watch by our camp fire they keep;
Not a tired overlander, stretched, booted and spurred,
In a dream of mobs rushing has muttered and stirred
But the gums sang him back to his sleep.
"A Leaf From Macquarie" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

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At Overland High School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams.
Page 1 of 2 Overland Storage is trying to break its image as a manufacturer of tape and entry-level storage appliances with its introduction of its first enterprise-class SAN appliance.
Body found in Overland .
Find a Pilates Instructor in Overland , MO.
About 3.9 miles from Overland , MO.
To offset declining OEM revenues, Overland Storage is re-positioning itself and focusing on -- and expanding -- its branded product lines.
To that end, the company today announced the SnapServer SAN S2000, Overland 's first pure iSCSI SAN array.
That was designer Milton Reeves's logic when he introduced the 20-foot-long Overland OctoAuto.
Overland Equipment Acadia Backpack.
Overland Partners Architects has designed a new resort.
Overland Park is a special blend of metropolitan amenities and suburban hospitality — all wrapped up in a contemporary, park-like setting.
3907 W Overland Road Boise, ID 83705 Bench 208-336-4707.
Calendar Overland Park International Trade Center.
Vacare Goes Overland to Win Palomar 'Cap.
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In science:

Dome C is accessed, for cargo, by three overland tractor traverses per season.
Astronomy in Antarctica
No stations are as yet envisaged for Ridge A, however, nor are any overland traverses planned to the site.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Prior to 2006, all SDD fabrications were made in a Paris laboratory, which engendered the overland transportation of the SDDs to the underground experimental site in a state of ”suspended animation”.
In January 2005, via overland traverse, Dome A was first visited by the Polar Research Institute of China (hereinafter PRIC).
Testing and Data Reduction of the Chinese Small Telescope Array (CSTAR) for Dome A, Antarctica
As part of this program, PRIC conducted a second expedition to Dome A, arriving via overland traverse in January 2008.
Testing and Data Reduction of the Chinese Small Telescope Array (CSTAR) for Dome A, Antarctica
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