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In close connexion with the Survey and Lands Department is the topic of exploration.

Truth to tell, Burke was far from comfortable under that survey.

After his survey he went behind the bar and got the revolver from under an overturned pail.

“Nobody in this room could hope to escape,” was the verdict of that survey.

The survey is wonderfully complete, and was compiled in a very short time.

I refer to the Domesday Book, or survey of the country which William caused to be made.

Palissy was employed to make this survey, and prepare the requisite map.

Nervously I kept to a post at one of my windows where I could survey the street.

He was, as every survey commander was, a battle-hardened warrior.

The first survey for a railroad in the State of Iowa was made in the fall of 1852.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. "to consider, contemplate" (implied in surveyance), from Old French surveeir, from Medieval Latin supervidere "oversee" (see supervise). Meaning "examine the condition of" is from mid-15c. That of "to take linear measurements of a tract of ground" is recorded from 1540s. Related: Surveyed; surveying.

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