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Land up   /lænd əp/   Listen
Land up

verb
1.
Block with earth, as after a landslide.  Synonym: earth up.
2.
Finally be or do something.  Synonyms: end up, fetch up, finish, finish up, wind up.  "He wound up being unemployed and living at home again"






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"Land up" Quotes from Famous Books



... 'a closed sea.' But there were legends of a vast domain yet undiscovered. Juan de Fuca, a Greek pilot, employed, as alleged, by Spanish explorers between 1587 and 1592, was reported to have told of a passage from the Pacific to the Arctic through a mountainous forested land up in the region of what is now British Columbia. Whether Juan lied, or mistook his own fancies for facts, or whether the whole story was invented by his chronicler Michael Lok, does not much matter. The fact was that Spanish charts ...
— Pioneers of the Pacific Coast - A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters • Agnes C. Laut

... you'd have to go three or four miles in any direction before you struck a living soul; and then the chances are it'd only be some wandering timber-cruiser, taking a look at the fine lumber prospects, with a hazy idea that he might be able to strike a bargain with the party who owns all this land up here." ...
— Jack Winters' Campmates • Mark Overton



Words linked to "Land up" :   close up, jam, occlude, block, obturate, obstruct, move, impede, act



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