from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A real-estate agent; in England, also a steward or manager of an estate or landed property.


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  • The land-agent received therefore the first fire of

    A Start in Life 2007

  • It has not felt the desolating tramp of lawyer or land-agent, nor been bombarded by fine and recovery, lease and release, bargain and sale, Doe and Roe and Geoffrey Styles, and the rest of the pitiless shower of slugs, ending with a charge of Demons.

    Mary Anerley Richard Doddridge 2004

  • Gourlay, an erratic Scotch land-agent, by the ruling class who feared his exposure of public abuses, had much to do with creating a reform party in the legislature.

    Canada J. G. Bourinot

  • The afternoon of the second day he reached where the local land-agent lived.

    The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825 Gordon Sellar

  • In the management of the estate, he had outraged the feelings of every landlord and land-agent within a radius of many miles, but he gained the affection of his tenants, and this he seemed to value more than the approval of his fellow-proprietors.

    The Daughters of Danaus Mona Caird

  • His wife and daughter live under circumstances which would drive many people mad, and the combative land-agent and farmer himself maintains a belligerent attitude, the grey head and slight spare figure bowed, but by no means in submission.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81. Bernard H. Becker

  • But it'll be all right if you like this land-agent idea.

    Tales of St. Austin's 1928

  • Scotland, as a sort of land-agent, as he wanted a chap who could play cricket, because he was keen on the game himself, and always had a lot going on in the summer up there.

    Tales of St. Austin's 1928

  • In that case I should have made rather more than forty pounds in a few days, simply by assembling together my solicitor, stockbroker, land-agent, etc., etc., in London, and without going to West Africa at all.

    Once a Week 1919

  • He was not quite secretary, not quite land-agent, not quite business-adviser, not quite companion, but something of all four.

    The Red House Mystery 1919


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