By 14, a surprise pregnancy ended in an unsafe abortion, landing her in the hospital.
King's landing was rich, exotic, Mediterranean, lots of color, fruits, and spices.
We got to the landing and ran through the open door bin Laden entered.
Early on, a reporter is praised for landing the “cable-news trifecta”—violence, sex, and animals.
And whose pilot saw fit to attempt a landing in dense fog, despite being warned not to do so.
I'm sure I've read of their landing on the decks of vessels!
When this was done, Colonel Hungerford had time to attend to the landing of the party.
He dropped Scotty at the landing, then turned the launch back to Spindrift.
I heard him speaking to the colonel on the landing and I heard the words: 'He'll pay.'
I turned the boat, and pulled steadily across the river to our landing.
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.