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Difference between Clear land and Clear the land

clear landremove trees and brushwood (to cultivate the soil):

  • I have been clearing land for eight days, and now begin to feel the effects of poison—from ivy, doubtless.

clear the land

1. = clear land:

  • There were three ways by which the first settlers cleared the land. The first was called “slashing.”

2. (Nautical) maneuver close to land without running ashore:

  • It looked a bit close to the beach where the ship was drifting. But we managed to clear the land…