dry land

Definitions

  • Fishing on Dry Land
    Fishing on Dry Land
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dry land the solid part of the earth's surface "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land","the earth shook for several minutes","he dropped the logs on the ground"
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Usage

In literature:

When they tried to plow the land, they found it so dry and hard that some of the plows were broken.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
It struck both horse and rider like a big dry-land wave, and Ollie seized it.
"The Voyage of the Rattletrap" by Hayden Carruth
The town gives 'em land for drying their fish and exempts 'em from military dooty.
"The Puritan Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Seizing one of these, he dragged himself and the boy toward the bank, whence he was helped to dry land by his friends.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
While a hundred ships were building, oarsmen were trained to row on dry land, and in two months the fleet put to sea.
"Young Folks' History of Rome" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
They were in a position to choose, and they chose to entrench in the high dry sections, leaving the low-lying swamps, the damp marshy lands, for us.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
Once on dry land, and escorted by the villagers, we walked over the sandhills to the lighthouse, about half a mile away.
"Five Months on a German Raider" by Frederic George Trayes
Proofs that the sea has often been changed into dry land and then again into sea.
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Where was shallow water indeed he may now find dry land for the tide is running out.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
In the dry season, the land is watered by artificial means, some of which are quite ingenious.
"Lives of the Three Mrs. Judsons" by Arabella W. Stuart
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In poetry:

O God! Thou art my God alone;
Early to Thee my soul shall cry;
A pilgrim in a land unknown,
A thirsty land whose springs are dry.
"O God! Thou art my God alone;" by James Montgomery
Were all the liquor rivers dried,
This earth would be an Eden land,
With peace and joy on every hand,
Were all the liquor rivers dried.
"If" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
No Moses ever part for you
The wonders of the deep's rich gloom!
Nor ever lead, the dry sands o'er,
Into the long-lost palm-land's bloom!
"Congratulation" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
O land of beauty and of song,
Your blossoms droop and withering sigh;
Restore them once again to life,
And dry the tears that blind the eye.
"Dawn" by Akaki Tsereteli
Singer, sweet singer, let me rest,
The harp unstrung falls from my hand,
Cold is the fire within my breast,
Dried are my springs of Promised Land.
"Impromptu" by Frances Anne Kemble
When God, provoked with daring crimes,
Scourges the madness of the times,
He turns their fields to barren sand,
And dries the rivers from the land.
"Psalm 107 last part" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Police blocked off Highway 24 in West Quincy to remove remnants of a barge that's been on dry land for more than 18 years.
It can be done in the water, or in this case, on dry land, but the equipment to get it done is expensive.
Hunting with Dry Creek Outfitters on land Dave Hollond either owns or leases, Rogers had seen plenty of bucks .
Hot, dry conditions have caused campfire restrictions to increase on National Forest lands in Chelan County.
All you need to start your own compost pile is a dry, shady spot in your yard or on your land which is near a water source as well as tools such as pitchforks and shovels or machetes.
Crab boat skippers held a meeting Monday to consider their dispute over the price of crab that's keeping them on dry land.
Crops and pasture lands drying from prolonged drought conditions across much of the state are adding fuel load for a potential field fire, one that can be sparked inadvertently by farm and ranch machinery.
But for those dry land farmers it's definitely a concern.
Miss Fullerton and friends ride in the Great Dry Land Yacht Parade in Villa Park on Sunday.
Christmas boat parade lights up landlocked Villa Park Villa Park's Great Dry Land Yacht Parade set sail Sunday evening .
As Heat Dries Land And Lake, Asthma Fears Rise In Imperial County.
I loved the idea of people living off the sea, with no idea dry land may exist.
Farmers' land is so dry that next year's harvest could be even worse.
Justin Riney traded his paddle board for dry land, as friends and family welcomed him home in Vero Beach Wednesday.
A revival of God's people is like a rainy season when Heaven's blessings are poured out upon a dry and thirsty land.
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