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Land grant   /lænd grænt/   Listen
Land grant

A grant of public land (as to a railway or college).

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"Land grant" Quotes from Famous Books

... Act. The Morrill Act of 1862 was the first important step toward the emancipation of agriculture. The establishment of the Land Grant Colleges was the biggest piece of constructive legislation that Congress has enacted during the past century. By means of higher education thus redirected and vitalized, industrial independence will ultimately be realized. But the work moves slowly. However, in spite of ridicule ...
— The Stewardship of the Soil - Baccalaureate Address • John Henry Worst

... Holloway would try to fight a court order either. That was one of the consequences of being too long in a seemingly irresistible position; you didn't expect resistance. Kellogg hadn't expected Jack Holloway to order him off his land grant. Kurt Borch had thought all he needed to do with a gun was pull it and wave it around. And Jimenez had expected the Fuzzies to just sit ...
— Little Fuzzy • Henry Beam Piper

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