To clear the land

(Naut.) to gain such a distance from shore as to have sea room, and be out of danger from the land.

See also: Clear

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I planted about two acres and a half of upland; and as it was only about fifteen years since the land was cleared, and I myself had got out two or three cords of stumps, I did not give it any manure; but in the course of the summer it appeared by the arrowheads which I turned up in hoeing, that an extinct nation had anciently dwelt here and planted corn and beans ere white men came to clear the land, and so, to some extent, had exhausted the soil for this very crop.
I'm calling upon the council to look at doing something, even if it's getting the owners to clear the land and allow the community to plant on it.
However, measurement of land at dubious locations is underway and notices are being served to the encroachers to clear the land, said a press release issued here on Friday.
He said people from different provinces had come to clear the land for private ownership since 2017 and that it was continuing to this day.
The Supreme Court last month issued directions for removal of encroachments from railway lines as well as to clear the land of Pakistan Railways through deputy commissioners concerned.
KARACHI -- Anti-encroachment drive launched by the city authorities in Saddar area of Karachi, to continue on Tuesday to clear the land around Passport office, Empress Market, and adjoining areas.
KARACHI -- Antiencroachment drive launched by the city authorities in Saddar area of Karachi, to continue on Tuesday to clear the land around Passport office, Empress Market, and adjoining areas.
"His forces found a number of fortified tunnels, during the clearing of areas where Daesh elements were hiding from air and artillery attacks of the security forces and the popular crowd," Musleh said, adding that "the engineering effort destroyed those tunnels and shelters." He added that "the popular crowd continues to clear the land, either through the disclosure of tunnels and lifting explosive devices and remnants of war."/ End
Since then it appears nothing has been done, no attempt has been made to clear the land and the residents are now totally fedup.
He said farmers not only face years of lost income but are in a race against time to clear the land of fallen trees before they rot in three months' time.
But the site's project manager revealed that two years of work to clear the land ready for redevelopment had been 'kiboshed' because of the HS2 plan.
Mr Bilton said: "We've brought them in to clear the land around the restaurant so we can eventually put in raised beds and an orchard to grow our own produce.