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 for Landing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Halfpace \Half"pace`\ (-p[=a]s`), n. (Arch.)
     A platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in
     exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight. See
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     Note: This term and quarterpace are rare or unknown in the
           United States, platform or landing being used
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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     Note: In the expressions "to be, or dwell, upon land," "to
           go, or fare, on land," as used by Chaucer, land denotes
           the country as distinguished from the town.
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                 A poor parson dwelling upon land [i.e., in the
                 country].                          --Chaucer.
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     3. Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet
        land; good or bad land.
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     4. The inhabitants of a nation or people.
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              These answers, in the silent night received,
              The king himself divulged, the land believed.
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     5. The mainland, in distinction from islands.
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     6. The ground or floor. [Obs.]
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              Herself upon the land she did prostrate. --Spenser.
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     7. (Agric.) The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one
        of several portions into which a field is divided for
        convenience in plowing.
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     8. (Law) Any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever, as meadows,
        pastures, woods, etc., and everything annexed to it,
        whether by nature, as trees, water, etc., or by the hand
        of man, as buildings, fences, etc.; real estate. --Kent.
        Bouvier. Burrill.
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     9. (Naut.) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat;
        the lap of plates in an iron vessel; -- called also
        landing. --Knight.
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     10. In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations,
         or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so
         treated, as the level part of a millstone between the
         furrows, or the surface of the bore of a rifled gun
         between the grooves.
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     Land agent, a person employed to sell or let land, to
        collect rents, and to attend to other money matters
        connected with land.
     Land boat, a vehicle on wheels propelled by sails.
     Land blink, a peculiar atmospheric brightness seen from sea
        over distant snow-covered land in arctic regions. See Ice
     Land breeze. See under Breeze.
     Land chain. See Gunter's chain.
     Land crab (Zool.), any one of various species of crabs
        which live much on the land, and resort to the water
        chiefly for the purpose of breeding. They are abundant in
        the West Indies and South America. Some of them grow to a
        large size.
     Land fish a fish on land; a person quite out of place.
     Land force, a military force serving on land, as
        distinguished from a naval force.
     Land, ho! (Naut.), a sailor's cry in announcing sight of
     Land ice, a field of ice adhering to the coast, in
        distinction from a floe.
     Land leech (Zool.), any one of several species of
        blood-sucking leeches, which, in moist, tropical regions,
        live on land, and are often troublesome to man and beast.
     Land measure, the system of measurement used in determining
        the area of land; also, a table of areas used in such
     Land of bondage or House of bondage, in Bible history,
        Egypt; by extension, a place or condition of special
     Land o' cakes, Scotland.
     Land of Nod, sleep.
     Land of promise, in Bible history, Canaan: by extension, a
        better country or condition of which one has expectation.
     Land of steady habits, a nickname sometimes given to the
        State of Connecticut.
     Land office, a government office in which the entries upon,
        and sales of, public land are registered, and other
        business respecting the public lands is transacted. [U.S.]
     Land pike. (Zool.)
         (a) The gray pike, or sauger.
         (b) The Menobranchus.
     Land service, military service as distinguished from naval
     Land rail. (Zool)
         (a) The crake or corncrake of Europe. See Crake.
         (b) An Australian rail ({Hypot[ae]nidia Phillipensis);
             -- called also pectoral rail.
     Land scrip, a certificate that the purchase money for a
        certain portion of the public land has been paid to the
        officer entitled to receive it. [U.S.]
     Land shark, a swindler of sailors on shore. [Sailors' Cant]
     Land side
         (a) That side of anything in or on the sea, as of an
             island or ship, which is turned toward the land.
         (b) The side of a plow which is opposite to the moldboard
             and which presses against the unplowed land.
     Land snail (Zool.), any snail which lives on land, as
        distinguished from the aquatic snails are Pulmonifera, and
        belong to the Geophila; but the operculated land snails of
        warm countries are Di[oe]cia, and belong to the
        T[ae]nioglossa. See Geophila, and Helix.
     Land spout, a descent of cloud and water in a conical form
        during the occurrence of a tornado and heavy rainfall on
     Land steward, a person who acts for another in the
        management of land, collection of rents, etc.
     Land tortoise, Land turtle (Zool.), any tortoise that
        habitually lives on dry land, as the box tortoise. See
     Land warrant, a certificate from the Land Office,
        authorizing a person to assume ownership of a public land.
     Land wind. Same as Land breeze (above).
     To make land (Naut.), to sight land.
     To set the land, to see by the compass how the land bears
        from the ship.
     To shut in the land, to hide the land, as when fog, or an
        intervening island, obstructs the view.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Land \Land\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Landed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft;
        to disembark; to debark.
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              I 'll undertake to land them on our coast. --Shak.
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     2. To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a
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     3. To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or
        reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the
        quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed
        in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.
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     4. Specifically: (Aeronautics) To pilot (an airplane) from
        the air onto the land; as, to land the plane on a highway.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Landing \Land"ing\, n.
     1. A going or bringing on shore.
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     2. A place for landing, as from a ship, a carriage. etc.
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     3. (Arch.) The level part of a staircase, at the top of a
        flight of stairs, or connecting one flight with another.
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     4. (Aeronautics) The act or process of bringing an aircraft
        to land after having been in the air; as, the pilot made a
        perfect three-point landing. Contrasted with take-off.
     Landing place. me as Landing, n., 2 and 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Landing \Land"ing\, a.
     Of, pertaining to, or used for, setting, bringing, or going,
     on shore.
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     Landing charges, charges or fees paid on goods unloaded
        from a vessel.
     Landing net, a small, bag-shaped net, used in fishing to
        take the fish from the water after being hooked.
     Landing stage, a floating platform attached at one end to a
        wharf in such a manner as to rise and fall with the tide,
        and thus facilitate passage between the wharf and a vessel
        lying beside the stage.
     Landing waiter, a customhouse officer who oversees the
        landing of goods, etc., from vessels; a landwaiter.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an intermediate platform in a staircase
      2: structure providing a place where boats can land people or
         goods [syn: landing, landing place]
      3: the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface); "the
         plane made a smooth landing"; "his landing on his feet was
      4: the act of coming to land after a voyage

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  98 Moby Thesaurus words for "landing":
     aerodrome, air base, airdrome, airfield, airport, anchorage,
     anchorage ground, approach, arrival, back stairs, balcony, basin,
     berth, blind landing, breakwater, bulkhead, catafalque, coming in,
     companion, companionway, dais, debarkation, deplaning,
     disembarkation, disembarkment, dock, dockage, docking, dockyard,
     dropping anchor, dry dock, embankment, emplacement, escalier,
     estrade, field, fire escape, flight of steps, floor, gallery,
     going ashore, groin, harbor, harborage, haven, heliport, hustings,
     incline, island, jetty, jutty, landfall, landing field,
     landing pad, landing place, landing stage, launching pad, marina,
     mole, mooring, moorings, perron, pier, platform, podium, port,
     protected anchorage, pulpit, quay, ramp, road, roads, roadstead,
     rostrum, seaport, seawall, shipyard, slip, soapbox,
     spiral staircase, splashdown, stack up, stage, staircase, stairs,
     stairway, step terrace, stepping-stones, steps, stile, stump,
     terrace, touchdown, treads and risers, tribunal, tribune, tying up,

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