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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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In the third voyage Gulliver is taken by pirates and at last lands upon a flying island, and from there he passes on to other wonderful places.
American Battery Metals Corporation takes seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of the lands upon which we operate."
'The lands upon which logging has occurred belongs to the state government, and licenses have been issued in that regard.
"The April battles showed the whole world that Azerbaijani soldier is always able to liberate our occupied lands upon the orders of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief.
Since the forming of the County of Brant, the City of Brantford has at least twice approached the county for lands upon which they could grow their city.
The court had already ruled cancelling Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq's decision to allocate the lands upon which Nile University was built to the Zewail Science City project.
The legislation also allows the government to acquire lands upon payment of cash compensation for any public purpose, including mining.
* A Jordanian aid convoy carrying 250 tons of foodstuffs, clothes and chemical detergents arrived in the Palestinian lands upon the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians who are facing a shortage of basic food items.
Alabama's mechanic's lien laws do not apply to public buildings and the lands upon which they are situated.
The Lakes Secwepemc, consisting of Adams Lake, Neskonlith and Little Shuswap bands has an 1862 Neskonlith Douglas reserve claim that includes traditional lands upon which the Sun Peaks Resort, a popular ski destination, is proposing a $70 million expansion.
Asgedom employs elegant, uncluttered prose to tell of his struggle, surviving both the daily battles of the Sudanese camps, and the more insidious battles during his acculturation into the lily-white Chicago suburbs where he lands upon his arrival.
The case filed by Nile University administration and students appealing two former prime ministers' decisions to give lands upon which Nile University was built to Ahmed Zuweil was postponed until 11 November.