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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Land-measure a system of square measure used in the measurement of land
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. land; Dut., Ger. land.


In literature:

The Farmer's Land Measurer.
"Rural Architecture" by Lewis Falley Allen
If there was rough land adjoining a tract, that was included for good measure.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
This is Uncle Sam's land, and part of it'll be mine as soon as the surveyors come to measure it off.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
Prior to this measure it is probable that no considerable transfers of land occurred for ordinary debt.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
So, with a heart hardened by indignation and prepared for the severest measures, I descended to the drawing-room landing.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Land reform is but one of the great measures that progress demands.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, February 1887" by Various
Albay province (local) land-measure.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
He sent surveyors up to measure the land.
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
They say gov'ment goin' measure all the land at the head of lake this summer and give away to farmers.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
From this additional strength, the apprehensions of the enemy's landing, in a measure vanished.
"The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814" by J. Hammond Trumbull
Indian convicts were also there employed as land measurers and assistants.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair
He alone will realize that here is a land of greater power, larger measures, and bigger horizons.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
Other countries have gone farther in retroactive measures in regard to alienated lands.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The measure of the Germans had been taken, at sea as well as on land.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
MORGEN A land measurement, roughly equal to two acres.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
They also explain our curious system of land measurement.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
It was a fearful blow, such as men deal in anger without measuring their strength or the cost, and it landed on his jaw.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
ARE (aer), the unit of the French land measure, equal to 100 sq.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The rate of erosion of a land surface depends in large measure upon its height.
"The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin" by Rollin D. Salisbury
He measures the land in the valley, but he is the friend of the Indians.
"Boys and Girls of Colonial Days" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

In poetry:

Land of the Magyars! though it be
The tyrant may relink his chain,
Already thine the victory,
As the just Future measures gain.
"Kossuth" by James Russell Lowell
Land where the Sign of the Cross
Its shadow hath everywhere shed!
We measure our love by thy loss,
Thy loss by the graves of our dead!
"The Land We Love" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Yet such as Nature to a northern land,
(Screen'd by its site from many a splendid harm,)
More modest gives, and with more measuring hand,
These are not wanting nor without their charm.
"The Rose Of The Wilderness (Gathered In Crossing A Portage On The River Winnipeg)" by George Jehoshaphat Mountain
Love said: "My friends, I mean to spend my leisure
With some young couple, fresh in Hymen's bands;
Or 'mongst relations, who in equal measure
Have had bequeathëd to them house or lands."
"Love, Death, And Reputation" by Charles Lamb
I, who have abundant land,
Home with comforts beyond measure,
Gardens, loggias, and a strand
Where a boat awaits my pleasure,
Wonder what would be your story,
Were I tramp, and you signore!
"The Wanderer" by John Lawson Stoddard
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

In news:

Arizona voters face two land-related ballot measures this November, and together, they reveal not just the state's split personality but that of the West as well.
A Yuba County ballot measure intended to preserve open space and agricultural land has what some might consider an unlikely opponent: the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau.
The measure, passed Nov 22, adopts a part of state law that allows for the "reutilization of nonproductive land" and is specifically aimed at acquiring land by Linda Lane without paying unpaid taxes still owed.
Even with a stop-gap measure available to ask landowners to pay for part of the lost tax revenue, Monterey County collected only $28 last year on land covered by the Williamson Act.
However, Measure T could do more to negatively impact agricultural lands than protect them.
Congress may lose its best chance to pass a suite of public lands proposals that would protect more than 2 million acres of federal lands as wilderness if it fails to move an omnibus measure in the lame-duck session, conservation groups say.
Measure would put California's Chappie- Shasta OHV Area under Bureau of Land Management control.
Surveyor 's success provided an added measure of confidence in the attainability of a manned lunar landing.
Ball Aerospace workers install the solar arrays on the NPOESS Preparatory Project satellite, which is slated to launch Oct 25 and will measure weather, atmosphere, oceans, land and near-space environments.
If the measure clears the Legislature for a second time in 2013, voters could make a final decision on whether to OK Las Vegas-style casinos beyond Indian land as early as November.
Gains in TV services combined with cost-cutting measures will keep land-line phone company revenues stable despite the loss of traditional voice-service customers.
Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans.
Like surveyors charting out a parcel of land by measuring angles, distances and elevations, astronomers have long mapped the positions of celestial objects in the sky.
Researchers have found that areas near commercial airports sometimes experience a small but measurable increase in rain and snow when aircraft take off and land under certain atmospheric conditions.
Introduced by Sen Malama Solomon, the measure, now Act 54, establishes a comprehensive information system for public lands .

In science:

This apparently counterintuitive result occurs because both photons are radiated into a large solid angle: whether a photon landing on a detector originated at 1 or 2 is therefore unknown prior to measuring its polarization.
Generation of multi-photon entanglement by propagation and detection
In both cases, an unintended preselection cannot be excluded since environmental conditions directly influence the kind of land use. A further, simple example has motivated this work and appears when the altitude is predicted by geostatistical methods based on measurements that are taken above sea level only.
Random Marked Sets
W. Salah, Experimental Measurements of the Landé Factor of Some Levels in Argon Atom Situated Near the First Limit of Ionization, Nucl.
Comprehensive online Atomic Database Management System (DBMS) with Highly Qualified Computing Capabilities
Today, available methods that assess AI systems are focused on using empirical techniques to measure the performance of algorithms in some specific tasks (e.g., playing chess, solving mazes or land a helicopter).
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Except for a set of measure zero, all Lagrangian initial points land on shocks, which in Eulerian coordinates are at definite shock locations, and where therefore all of the mass is concentrated.
On the dynamics of a self-gravitating medium with random and non-random initial conditions
The small discrepancy, less than 0.2%, occurs largely because our numerical measurement of qmin is obtained by examining the peakon positions at each internal timestep in the code without interpolation, although one is unlikely to land exactly on the time at which the minimum separation occurs.
Nonlinear balance and exchange of stability in dynamics of solitons, peakons, ramps/cliffs and leftons in a 1+1 nonlinear evolutionary pde
And any man who was robbed by the river of a part of his land would come to Sesostris and declare what had befallen him; then the king would send men to look into it and measure the space by which the land was diminished, so that thereafter it should pay in proportion to the tax originally imposed.
From this, to my way of thinking, the Greeks learnt the art of measuring land [γεωμετρίη]; the sunclock and the sundial, and the twelve divisions of the day, came to Hellas not from Egypt but from Babylonia. [, .] For γεωμετρίη (the Ionic form of the word) here, other translators, as [], just use ‘geometry’.
In other words, Φn k is the probability measure on the space of barcodes where the probability of a subset A is the probability that a size n sample from M has k-th persistent homology landing in A.
Persistent homology for metric measure spaces, and robust statistics for hypothesis testing and confidence intervals
Nobs = Xk Z P (detect|k, E, Θ, x, y ) F (k, E, Θ) dE dΘ dx dy where F (k, E, Θ) is the signal function, the total number of particles of k -th kind emitted with energies between E and E + dE in the directions Θ ÷ Θ + dΘ of local sky and landing in the area dxdy during the measurement period.
Search for Gamma Ray Emission from Galactic Plane with Milagro
We present how to measure search-results overlap using URL-based and content-based measures, with contents derived from the documents at the landing pages of the URLs in search results.
On the Weakenesses of Correlation Measures used for Search Engines' Results (Unsupervised Comparison of Search Engine Rankings)