Part of speech: noun

The slipping down of a mass of land; the land that has slipped down. landship.

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Usage examples "landslide":

  1. I reach a great ruin, the remnant of a landslide, and here, to amuse myself, I pretend to be tired, flinging myself on the ground exactly as though someone were watching me and saw how exhausted I am. - "Look Back on Happiness", Knut Hamsun.
  2. Peasants naturally prefer to burn the wood in their own chimneys or to sell it; and if a landslide then crashes down, wrecking houses and vineyards- let the government compensate the victims! - "Old Calabria", Norman Douglas.
  3. If I have to swim in the open sea, or am buried under a landslide, I shall still believe, while my senses last, that Providence will see me through. - "His Unknown Wife", Louis Tracy.