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landshark

/ (ˈlændˌʃɑːk) /
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noun
informal a person who makes inordinate profits by buying and selling land
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How to use landshark in a sentence

  • He applied the methods—somewhat modified for the occasion—of a landshark in winning his wife.

    Dennison Grant|Robert Stead
  • That wizened-up landshark of a Jerry Clifford is in sight, bound to the post-office, I cal'late.

    Mary-'Gusta|Joseph C. Lincoln
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