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bottom land lowlands beside, and rich in the deposits of, a river.
cloud-cuckoo-land a fanciful, unrealistic, or Utopian place or condition.
crash-land to land (an airplane) in an emergency, usu. causing damage to the plane. [2 definitions]
instrument landing a landing accomplished only by means of the instruments of an aircraft and signals from the ground, rather than by visual observation.
land bank a bank that finances transactions in real estate, esp. those involving farmland.
land contract a real estate contract in which the buyer agrees to make periodic payments to the seller, taking title only when the purchase price has been paid in full.
land grant a tract of public land given by a government for a highway, state college, railroad, or the like.
land mine an explosive device concealed beneath the surface of the ground, that is detonated by pressure, as of moving troops or vehicles.
land office a government office established to transact and record the sale and transfer of public lands.
land reform any governmental program requiring the division of large land holdings into smaller tracts, esp. to provide farmland to the landless.
land-grabber a person who uses unfair or fraudulent tactics to gain possession of land.
land-grant of or pertaining to any of a number of U.S. colleges and universities originally given government land in return for offering instruction in agriculture and the mechanical arts, now funded by their respective states with federal supplements.
land-office business (informal) extremely good or booming business.
landing craft any of various flat-bottomed boats designed to bring soldiers and equipment close to shore during amphibious assaults.
landing field an area of land cleared, leveled, and sometimes surfaced to allow aircraft to land and take off; airstrip.
landing gear the wheels or pontoons of an aircraft designed to enable it to move on land or water when not airborne.
landing net a small bag-shaped net attached to a handle, used to scoop a hooked fish from the water.
landing strip a runway, esp. one constructed in a remote area and lacking airport facilities.
lay of the land the existing circumstances or state of affairs.
lotus land the land of lotus eaters, or any marvelous, dreamlike place or condition.