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Land grant   /lænd grænt/   Listen
Land grant

A grant of public land (as to a railway or college).

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"Land grant" Quotes from Famous Books

... thought Brannhard and Holloway would try to fight a court order either. That was one of the consequences of being too long in a seemingly irresistible position; you didn't expect resistance. Kellogg hadn't expected Jack Holloway to order him off his land grant. Kurt Borch had thought all he needed to do with a gun was pull it and wave it around. And Jimenez had expected the Fuzzies to just sit in ...
— Little Fuzzy • Henry Beam Piper

... his knees and ask, "Where am I?" and the echoes from every musty corner of miasmatic oblivion will take up the question and refer it to the judiciary committee; but it will curl up and die like the minority report against a big railroad land grant. ...
— Nye and Riley's Wit and Humor (Poems and Yarns) • Bill Nye

... the attempt to teach whites and blacks in the same schools, and the corruption in the administration of funds, made the results unsatisfactory. The constitution of 1875 abolished the one-fifth revenue provision, made the support of the schools, except that derived from the land grant of 1819, and poll taxes, depend upon the appropriation of the legislature, and established separate schools for whites and blacks. Progress has been slow but steady. According to the constitution of 1901 the legislature is required to levy, in addition ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

Words linked to "Land grant" :   grant, assignment

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