Land-scrip

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Land-scrip (U.S.) negotiable government certificate entitling to possession of certain public land by individuals or corporate bodies
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Behold me with staff and scrip, footing it merrily in the Land of Pardons.
"Ballads of a Bohemian" by Robert W. Service
Most of the scrip was now in the hands of the land-sharks.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
Soldier scrip entitling the holder to locate on public lands now began to float about.
"The Passing of the Frontier" by Emerson Hough
He found a fatal defect in the title of the land as on file in Bexar Scrip No.
"Rolling Stones" by O. Henry
Under the bill the States may sell their land scrip at any price it may bring.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
King Scrip had landed his devoted subjects in a pretty hole.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
The number of claims presented for service in the Mexican war is 81,373, and for scrip in lieu of land, 3332, making a total of 84,705.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
The soldiers who held land-scrip for their pay presented their claims.
"Irish History and the Irish Question" by Goldwin Smith
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In poetry:

Now that Spring is in the land,
Now that April wakes the wood,
I would take my scrip in hand,
Roving with old Solitude.
"The Footfarer" by Charles Hanson Towne
I came a stranger to your land,
A wanderer from a foreign shore,
With neither card nor scrip in hand
Your recognition to secure;
"Valedictory On Leaving San Francisco, California." by James Madison Bell
Some were born with a talent,
Some with scrip and land;
Some with a spoon of silver,
And some with a different brand;
But Uncle Sammy came holding an argument in each hand.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton