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Land, subst. 1) the solid part of the surface of the earth, in distinction from the sea: Tp. II, 1, 122 Err. IV, 1, 91. LLL IV, 2, 7. Mids. II, 1, 132. Wint. V, 1, 144. R2 I, 3, 252. Cor. V, 4, 58. Mcb. I, 3, 33. Cymb. I, 6, 34 etc. As for narrow --s in Err. IV, 2, 38 see “Lane. At l.:” Tit. IV, 3, 9. Oth. II, 1, 5. Ant. II, 6, 25. III, 7, 54. IV, 5, 3. Cymb. III, 4, 193. “by l.:” Tp. V, 220. Ant. II, 2, 164. II, 6, 90. II, 6, 90 II, 6, 90 III, 7 III, 7 III, 7 III, 8, 3. III, 13, 169. IV, 10, 2. Cymb. II, 4, 27. “by sea and l.:” Shr. V, 2, 149. Wint. III, 3, 85. Caes. I, 3, 87. Ant. I, 4, 78. III, 6, 54. “on l.:” Tp. III, 3, 10. V, 217. o'er and “over l.” LLL V, 2, 309. Cymb. III, 5, 8.
2) country (fem. in R2 II, 1, 57): Mids. II, 1, 90. Wint. III, 3, 11. IV, 4, 8. John II, 25. IV, 2, 7. IV, 2, 7 R2 II, 1, 57. H5 I, 2, 44. H6B I, 1, 77. H6B I, 1, 77 I, 3, 177. II, 4, 29. II, 4, 29 H6C II, 6, 91. R3 II, 3, 11. R3 II, 3, 11 H8 III, 2, 284. Mcb. IV, 2, 1. Hml. I, 1, 72. 107 etc. cf. “Fairy-land. Holy Land:” R2 V, 6, 49. H4A I, 1, 48. H4B III, 1, 108. IV, 5, 211. Metaphorical use: “her bare breast, the heart of all her l.” Lucr. 439. “in this fleshly l.” John IV, 2, 245.
3) ground, soil: ear so barren a l. Ven. Ded. John IV, 2, 245 “on this green l. answer your summons,” Tp. IV, 130. R2 III, 2, 212. H4A I, 3, 35. III, 1, 77. H4B IV, 3, 129. H8 I, 3, 56. Ant. III, 11, 1.
4) landed property, real estate: Compl. 138. Tp. II, 1, 152. Gent. II, 7, 87. Wiv. V, 5, 246. Merch. IV, 1, 310. As I, 1, 107. III, 1, 9. IV, 1, 23. V, 4, 170. Shr. II, 118. Shr. II, 118 Shr. II, 118 Shr. II, 118 Shr. II, 118 Shr. II, 118 All's I, 3, 47. Tw. II, 4, 85. Wint. IV, 3, 104. John I, 70. H4A II, 4, 394. H4B III, 2, 352. H6A IV, 3, 53. H6B I, 3, 89. H6C IV, 6, 55. Lr. I, 4, 148 etc.
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