landslip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n landslip a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Landslip An election victory in which the winning candidate receives a substantial majority of the votes, usually meaning at least ten per cent more than any opposing candidate.
    • Landslip Any overwhelming victory.
    • Landslip The land which slips down.
    • Landslip The slipping down of a mass of land from a mountain, hill, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Landslip a portion of land that falls down, generally from the side of a hill, usually due to the undermining effect of water
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

He had evidently made up his mind that the road to the Landslip was not a congenial one.
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh
A landslip on the trail, a rainstorm that wetted their bowstrings and left ours dry.
"The Arrow-Maker" by Mary Austin
We're always having landslips here.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Thus it was ascertained that the block of stone came from where there had been a landslip, at least forty yards away.
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
Those due to rockfalls, landslips, or lava currents, damming up the course of a river.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Great caves and greater landslips are to be seen both eastward and westward.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
Landslip, Isle of Wight, 518.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
A brother, and his wife and daughter-in-law, had, many years ago, been buried under a landslip.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 3" by Felix Dahn
Two of the bridges are broken, and a landslip has completely blocked up the passage at another place.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever
Was it the noise of a landslip?
"Peasant Tales of Russia" by V.I. Nemirovitch-Dantchenko
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In news:

A landslip in the 100 block of Bellevue Street on Harmar Hill has Marietta officials considering the possibility of vacating or permanently closing that section of the street between Bartlett and Lancaster streets.
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