land upon

land upon

To descend from the air and set down on top of someone or something. ("Upon" is a less common, more formal alternative to "on.") The wasp landed upon my arm, so I had to stand perfectly still until it flew off again. His ball landed upon Mrs. Thomson's rose bush, ruining dozens of the flowers.
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A SLANDER travelling rapidly through the land upon its joyous mission was accosted by a Retraction and commanded to halt and be killed.
The grip of the land upon the keel of your ship, even if nothing worse comes of it than the wear and tear of tackle and the loss of time, remains in a seaman's memory an indelibly fixed taste of disaster.
There was a common head, chieftain, or sovereign, whose authority extended over the whole nation; and a number of subordinate vassals, or feudatories, who had large portions of land allotted to them, and numerous trains of INFERIOR vassals or retainers, who occupied and cultivated that land upon the tenure of fealty or obedience, to the persons of whom they held it.
I remembered what Silver had said about the current that sets northward along the whole west coast of Treasure Island, and seeing from my position that I was already under its influence, I preferred to leave Haulbowline Head behind me and reserve my strength for an attempt to land upon the kindlier-looking Cape of the Woods.
In a short time we gained the foot of the mountains, and after traversing a narrow gorge came to an open valley, at the far extremity of which was a low table land upon which I beheld an enormous city.
"It flows through a land covered with vegetation--and therefore a land upon which the sun shines.
Releasing his hold upon the tree he dropped on all fours and at the same time swung his great, wicked tail with a force that would have broken every bone in my body had it struck me; but, fortunately, I had turned to flee at the very instant that I felt my blow land upon the towering back.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 23 (ANI): Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot on Friday said that no proposal for use of the land upon which the Sant Ravidas temple in the Tughlaqabad area once stood, is pending before Arvind Kejriwal-led government.
Net proceeds of the offering will be used for the proposed acquisition of Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston, the purchase of the land upon which California's Great America amusement park is located, the payment of fees and expenses related to those transactions and the offering, as well as for general corporate purposes and part repayment of the company's senior secured revolving credit facility.
The launch comes following the hugely successful Alreeman project sellout in January thus highlighting the significant demand for well-priced land upon which to build a bespoke home, it added.
The launch of Aldar's latest land plot development follows on from the hugely successful Alreeman which launched in January and sold out, generating sales of AED1.6 billion -- highlighting significant demand for well-priced land upon which to build a bespoke home.
27 March 2019 - US-based regional amusement park operator Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the land upon which its California's Great America amusement park is located for approximately USD 150m, the company said.
The methods help them increase their income more rapidly, while also reclaiming the land upon which their income depends and ensuring that women participate equally.
But Israel's Supreme Court ruled they did not own the plot of land upon which the home was built and thus ordered their eviction.
673 was signed designating a building and the parcel of land upon which it stands as a Special Economic Zone or IT Center in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig.