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An expanse of continuous land constituting one of the major divisions of the land surface of the earth.



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GRADE

  1. To prepare a roadway or other land surface of uniform slope. 2. A surface prepared for the support of rails, a road, or a conduit. 3. The elevation of the finished surface of an engineering project. 4. The degree of strength of a high explosive.

MEAN WATER LEVEL LINE

The line formed by the intersection of the land with the water surface at an elevation of mean water level.

LOW WATER LINE

The intersection of the land with the water surface at an elevation of low water.

JOGGLE

A slender triangular recess cut into the faying surface of a frame or steamed timber to fit over the land of clinker planking, or cut into the faying edge of a plank or rebate to avoid feather ends on a strake of planking. The feather end is cut off to produce a nib. The joggle and nib in this case is made wide enough to allow a caulking iron to enter the seam.

LAND DRAINAGE

The removal of water from land to improve the soil as a medium for plant growth and a surface for land management operations.

MEAN LOWER LOW WATER LINE

The intersection of the land with the water surface at the elevation of mean lower low water.

COASTAL BOUNDARY

A general term for the boundary defined as the line (or measured from the line or points thereon) used to depict the intersection of the ocean surface and the land at an elevation of a particular datum, excluding one established by treaty or by the U.S. Congress.

MEAN HIGH WATER LINE

The intersection of the land with the water surface at the elevation of mean high water.

MEAN LOW WATER LINE

The intersection of the land with the water surface at the elevation of mean low water.

MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER LINE

The intersection of the land with the water surface at the elevation of mean higher high water.

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