Land generally refers to the exposed portion of the Earth that is not covered by water.
- Generally speaking, no young tree is allowed to stand on copyhold land.
- Edward Coke, 3rd Rep. 15; reported in James William Norton-Kyshe, Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 147. Hence the maxim, that "the oak scorns to grow except on free land."
- The land was ours before we were the land's.
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people. She was ours
In Massachusetts, in Virginia,
But we were England's, still colonials,
Possessing what we still were unpossessed by,
Possessed by what we now no more possessed.
Something we were withholding made us weak
Until we found out that it was ourselves
We were withholding from our land of living,
And forthwith found salvation in surrender.
Such as we were we gave ourselves outright
(The deed of gift was many deeds of war)
To the land vaguely realizing westward,
But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,
Such as she was, such as she would become.
- This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land is made for you and me.