What does the word Terra mean?

Usage examples for Terra

  1. So it was done, down in that Hampshire household on the heights near the downs, whence you might behold, off a terra firma resembling a roll of billows, England's big battle- ships in line fronting the island; when they were a spectacle of beauty as well as power: which now they are no more, but will have to be, if they are both to float and to fight. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. The Santa Casa, or Inquisition of Goa, is situated on one side of a large square, called the Terra di Sabaio. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
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