land mass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n land mass a large continuous extent of land
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Usage

In literature:

They landed among a mass of broken glass and other wreckage, but to this paid no attention.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
In the southern hemisphere the land masses are not so large and the regularity of the winds is less disturbed.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
The Eastern Hemisphere has a great mass of land called the Eastern Continent.
"Where We Live" by Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
We ran in among the masses of lava which lined the shore, and were kindly helped by the people to land.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
We think that when the stores containing food-stuffs are empty, the masses will seek to obtain their food from the land.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
Land could dimly be discerned over the starboard quarter at no great distance, but a foaming mass of water intervened.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Long afterward, he remembered Lynch's hat sailing through the air, and landing in the center of a struggling mass of policemen.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Pressures changed, land masses shifted, and the continent had sunk beneath the ocean.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
At the age of six-ty-eight years, with the love of the whole land, he went to his home in Quin-cy, Mass.
"Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable" by Jean S. Remy
And oceans, and land masses.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

XXVIII.
Oh! no — I seek not this — for happier land
Far, in my thoughts, is that where high and low
In mutual love yet measured distance stand,
Than where, all mix'd, the shapeless masses grow.
"The Toils Of The Voyager" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
If mortals of this world we are and bear the form of man,
Our duty is to serve our land and walk the ways of man.
Unworthy is the one who's but a mass of worthless clay,
Who dares to shun all mortal cares, yet in this world does stay!
"Meditations" by Nikoloz Baratashvili
They pulled me out from under that millin' mass o' legs,
And the fed me on hot whiskey and the yolks of ostrich eggs;
And as soon as I was able, I pulled freight for Cattle Land,
And the ostrich-punchin' business never gits my O. K. brand.
"The Ostrich-Punching of Arroyo Al" by Arthur Chapman

In news:

While it is true that in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue (we'll assume that was the color), he did NOT set out to discover any land masses nor did he ever set foot in North America.
Through wind, rain & TV anchors, the 'land mass' we inhabit survives.
Through wind, rain & TV anchors, the ' land mass ' we inhabit survives.
Antarctica makes up more than 10 percent of the world's land mass, but it was long assumed that -- except for some hardy penguins -- it had virtually no life.
Now, Strader's hunt for a menu in a messy filing cabinet at police headquarters has landed him at the center of a contentious lawsuit over a controversial mass arrest in 2002.
Final mass water chestnut search of the year scheduled for Sept 15 at Stow Park landing.
Chautauqua County Executive Gregory J Edwards announced Thursday that a final mass search for water chestnut s will be held Sept 15 at 8:30 am at the Stow Park landing of the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry.
Chautauqua County Executive Gregory J Edwards announced Thursday that a final mass search for water chestnuts will be held Sept 15 at 8:30 am at the Stow Park landing of the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry.
The population is 240 — or 240 more than live on a nearby land mass with the self-explanatory name of Inaccessible Island.
Syracuse officials plan to begin mass foreclosures on tax- delinquent city properties in November, using the hammer provided by a newly created land bank to make owners pay or lose their properties.
Kenya is located in eastern-central Africa on the coast of the Indian Ocean and comprises a land mass about twice the size of the state of Nevada.
The first true blockbuster video game of the year, Mass Effect 3, lands in stores Tuesday.
That's not because there are people secretly living on the sixty-square-mile land mass.
Jack Kerouac 's original manuscript-on-a-scroll for his novel On the Road has toured 11 cities since 2004, and today it lands at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in Kerouac 's hometown of Lowell, Mass.
Seething, swarming mass of 100 trillion microbes will accompany every astronaut who lands.
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In science:

In a way, this is one phase of the COSIMA pro ject where dust from the comet will land on a water saturated surface before being sub ject to mass spectroscopy.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
The main factors often cited as the reason that the latter part of the Cretaceous was one of the warmest periods in Earth’s history (e.g., ), are that the land mass did not occupy the poles and that the global sea level was highest than ever (thus moderating the temperatures).
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Observations of Rayleigh scattering will constrain the atmospheric density. Time variations of brightness can potentially tell us the length of day, the presence of oceans and land masses, and the degree of cloud variability.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Barvinok and Hartigan have approached the problem by way of information theory, showing how to efficiently compute a random vector which samples the integer points of P with (computable) constant mass, but which may also land outside P .
Bounds on the number of integer points in a polytope via concentration estimates
In 1736 Leonard Euler pointed out that for this or any other problem of the kind all that mattered was which land masses were connected to each other, and by how many bridges.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
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