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dead-stick landing

The landing of an air or space craft without power (i.e., one whose control stick is "dead"). (Also written as "deadstick landing.") After the storm knocked out both of the plane's engines, the pilot was forced to performed a harrowing dead-stick landing.
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landing strip

1. Literally, a long flat stretch of land used by winged aircraft to land after flight. The flight had to circle the airport for nearly 30 minutes as debris was cleared from the landing strip.
2. slang Pubic hair, especially a woman's, that has been shaved or waxed into a single vertical line directly above the vulva.
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land a blow

1. To connect a punch with someone's body or face. The returning champion knocked his opponent out before he could land a single blow.
2. To successfully make a point that proves or supports one's argument. During the debate, she landed a number of blows by hammering on her opponent's questionable connections to offshore tax havens.
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land a punch

1. To connect a punch with someone's body or face. The returning champion knocked his opponent out before he could land a single punch.
2. To successfully make a point that proves or supports one's argument. During the debate, she landed a number of punches by hammering on her opponent's questionable connections to offshore tax havens.
See also: land, punch

land in (one's) lap

To be received unexpectedly or without effort. I didn't steal the internship from you—it landed in my lap, I swear! Your aunt has decided to get a new car, so her old one might land in your lap.
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land a blow

 
1. Lit. to strike someone. He kept moving, and I found it almost impossible to land a blow. The boxer landed a blow to the face of his opponent.
2. Fig. to make a point. I think I really landed a blow with that remark about extortion. The point about justice landed a blow.
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land a blow

1. tv. to strike someone. He kept moving, and I found it almost impossible to land a blow.
2. tv. to make a point. I think I really landed a blow with that remark about extortion.
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Total fish landings (traditional, coastal and commercial combined) during the first two months of 2016 posted a growth of 33.
In comparison to rear-foot landings, forefoot landings provide the individual the opportunity to demonstrate a greater level of hip, knee and ankle flexion, which in turn allows the GRFs to be dispersed throughout the musculoskeletal system over a longer period of time; therefore decreasing the risk of injury (Bressel and Cronin, 2005; Cortes et al.
We had a safety briefing two hours before we landed and when we were told we would have to go into the brace position for landings a sigh went around the plane.
In March 2010, the trial carrier will be used to test key technologies as well as the system designed to carry out the soft and precise landings.
The FAA also put a ground-delay program into effect for all airports in the United States and Canada, Fergus said, and the number of landings, usually about one a minute, was reduced to 32 an hour.
It provides pilots a clear image of the runway to allow safe landings.
Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed exclusive leasing agent for the retail component of The Landings at HarborSide development in Perth Amboy, announced Ira Bloom, director of commercial leasing for Kushner Properties.
The sea trials comprised 267 landings during nearly 30 flight hours, conducted both day and night.
Their new estimate for the annual recreational landings for all species, not just the troubled ones, comes to 4 percent.
His slender torso penetrated the seam deeper than most normal landings, while his head depressed the back mat in a normal fashion.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) announced today that Citigroup North America, a leading worldwide financial services provider, has signed a 176,000 square foot, 15-year lease at The Landings of Blue Ash in the northeast suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Muscat, Feb 27 (ONA) The Sultanates fish landings by traditional fishery registered a rise of 8.
2003) The effect of falling height on muscle activity and foot motion during landings.
Besides testing the X-15 rocket planes and other aircraft, Dryden in the 1960s was home to a jet-powered lunar-lander trainer used by Neil Armstrong and other astronauts to practice for moon landings; hosted landing tests for the space shuttle; and installed shuttle landing gear in the belly of a jetliner to test how its tires would bear the weight.
This success in the new 26-story North Tower, which features 135 beautifully appointed residences, comes just weeks after a complete sell-out of Schaefer Landings South Tower.