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then, you lads who would buy land; Choose the oak that grows on the high land, or the silvery pine on the dry land, it matters but little to me.
I expected every wave would have swallowed us up, and that every time the ship fell down, as I thought it did, in the trough or hollow of the sea, we should never rise more; in this agony of mind, I made many vows and resolutions that if it would please God to spare my life in this one voyage, if ever I got once my foot upon dry land again, I would go directly home to my father, and never set it into a ship again while I lived; that I would take his advice, and never run myself into such miseries as these any more.
O no, dear Proserpina," cried the sea nymphs; "we dare not go with you upon the dry land.
Proserpina has been at play with us, it is true; but she left us a long while ago, meaning only to run a little way upon the dry land, and gather some flowers for a wreath.
The existence of a division of the genus Planaria, which inhabits the dry land, interested me much.
Thus it came about that, by the time he had reached the other bank with his load, the Friar's sword belt was loose albeit he knew it not; so when Robin stood on dry land and the Friar leaped from his back, the yeoman gripped hold of the sword so that blade, sheath, and strap came away from the holy man, leaving him without a weapon.
Pickwick was at length fairly extricated from his unpleasant position, and once more stood on dry land.
It was not till I had torn off my shoes and stockings and waded to where he stood, which was well away from the dry land, that I turned and looked round.
There was a delightful door cut in the side, and it was roofed in, and there were little windows in it; but the wonderful charm of it was, that it was a real boat which had no doubt been upon the water hundreds of times, and which had never been intended to be lived in, on dry land.
When I looked across the pond from this peak toward the Sudbury meadows, which in time of flood I distinguished elevated perhaps by a mirage in their seething valley, like a coin in a basin, all the earth beyond the pond appeared like a thin crust insulated and floated even by this small sheet of interverting water, and I was reminded that this on which I dwelt was but dry land.
None knoweth them besides Himself He knoweth that which is in the dry land and in the sea
On dry land the wolves suffered; but in the water or ashore, Mowgli's knife came and went without ceasing.
WHY watch fireworks from dry land when you can set sail to see the sparks?
Member of the Parliament Dastan Bekeshev (Ar-Namys faction) proposed to allow farmers to build vegetable stores and animal farms on dry land at a meeting of the committee on agrarian policy, water, environment and regional development, introducing a bill to amend the land dode.
The total wetland in the village is about 14 Ac and the dry land is around 114 Ac.