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Land

Real estate or property. It is the primary (and indeed one of the only) assets whose values do not depreciate over time. Depending on the particular title, ownership of land may include mineral rights to any geophysical aspects occurring thereon. Ownership of land does not automatically include the right to develop it, depending on local regulations. While supply of land does not vary, demand may change greatly depending on its particular features, number of people in the area, and cultural differences regarding land ownership. It is an attractive form of collateral because it cannot be stolen or destroyed. See also: Plot, zoning law.

land

A firm's dollar investment in real estate.

land

see NATURAL RESOURCES.

land

In the law,the surface of the earth,descending down in a cone shape to the center of the world and upward to the heavens, along with all natural things thereon, such as minerals, water, vegetation, and rights to the air.This is less than the concept of real property,which includes land but also all rights in and to land or its use, and all artificial things attached to the land.

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The candy-striped pole, which indicates nobility proud and ancient along the palace-bordered canals of Venice, indicated merely the humble barbershop along the main street of Dawson's Landing.
Dawson's Landing was a slaveholding town, with a rich, slave-worked grain and pork country back of it.
He hit the landing on the other side neatly, for this was a familiar bit of work to him.
When the minute hand had recorded the lapse of five minutes more a door banged in the bedroom regions -a clear young voice was heard singing blithely -- light, rapid footsteps pattered on the upper stairs, descended with a jump to the landing, and pattered again, faster than ever, down the lower flight.
Every little habitation within the great foul nest of one high building--that is to say, the room or rooms within every door that opened on the general staircase--left its own heap of refuse on its own landing, besides flinging other refuse from its own windows.
I shut him out on the landing to wait for the answer, and went into my chambers again, in such a nervous state that I was fain to lay the letter down on my breakfast table, and familiarize myself with the outside of it a little, before I could resolve to break the seal.
We were, however, under some concern that we were entirely ignorant in what part of the coast to find Baylur, a port where we proposed landing, and so little known, that our pilots, who had made many voyages in this sea, could give us no account of it.
It was the lot of the voyagers, one night, to encamp at one of these buffalo landing places, and exactly on the trail.
It was four, as a matter of fact, ere a steamer with a melodious bargeful of hounds anchored at that landing.
She saw it circle lower above the palace until she was positive that it but hovered in preparation for a landing.
Toward midnight the wind and sea abated, so that shortly after dawn I determined to make inshore in an attempt to effect a landing, for we were sadly in need of fresh water and food.
What was there here in Plymouth Bay to prevent an enemy landing in force and marching where they wished?