Angry Driver Pulls a Gun Oh, Kentucky, land of horse racing, bourbon, and apparently severe road rage.
And the loss continues at the rate of a football-field-sized plot of land every 50 minutes.
In Iowa, every inch of land was cultivated—immaculate farms cut into neat squares by two-lane streets.
We are the land of meritocracy, rugged individualism and equal opportunity.
In theory, the Islands were part of the land given to Argentina by Spain upon independence in 1816.
Soon the news of his terrible deed spread throughout the land.
This was Geronimo's country, the land of the greatest of the Apache fighters.
And maybe I didn't live on the fat o' the land with it, for eight weeks!
Hidden by the land, her officers had eagerly watched the struggle we have just seen.
"Somewhere in the land of Oz; but just the exact location of it I can not tell," was the answer.
Old English land, lond, "ground, soil," also "definite portion of the earth's surface, home region of a person or a people, territory marked by political boundaries," from Proto-Germanic *landom (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian Dutch, German, Gothic land), from PIE *lendh- "land, heath" (cf. Old Irish land, Middle Welsh llan "an open space," Welsh llan "enclosure, church," Breton lann "heath," source of French lande; Old Church Slavonic ledina "waste land, heath," Czech lada "fallow land").
Etymological evidence and Gothic use indicates the original sense was "a definite portion of the earth's surface owned by an individual or home of a nation." Meaning early extended to "solid surface of the earth," which had been the sense of the root of Modern English earth. Original sense of land in English is now mostly found under country. To take the lay of the land is a nautical expression. In the American English exclamation land's sakes (1846) land is a euphemism for Lord.
"to bring to land," early 13c., from land (n.). Originally of ships; of fish, in the angling sense, from 1610s; hence figurative sense of "to obtain" (a job, etc.), first recorded 1854. Of aircraft, attested from 1916. Related: Landed; landing.