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survey

(Examine), verb analyze, appraise, consider, considerare, contemplari, evaluate, inspect, keep an eye upon, keep watch, look at, observe, overlook, oversee, reconnoiter, review, scan, scrutinize, search, spectare, study, view, watch, weigh

survey

(Poll), verb canvass, compute, count, count ballots, count votes, enroll, enumerate, estimate, list, review, tabulate, take stock, test, total
See also: analysis, analyze, appraisal, assessment, canvass, check, compendium, delineate, digest, estimate, estimation, examination, examine, gauge, inquire, inquiry, inspection, investigate, measure, measurement, monitor, observation, observe, overlook, pandect, peruse, poll, question, regard, research, retrospect, review, scrutinize, scrutiny, study, superintend, test, watch

SURVEY, The act by which the quantity of a piece of land is ascertained; the paper containing a statement of the courses, distances, and quantity of land, is also called a survey.
     2. A survey made by authority of law and duly returned into the land office, is a matter of record, and of equal dignity with the patent. 3 Marsh. 226; 2 J. J. Marsh, 160. See 3 Greenleaf, 126; 5 Greenleaf, 24; 14 Mass. 149 1 Harr. & John. 20 1 1 Overt. 199; 1 Dev. & Bat. 76.
     3. By survey is also understood an examination; as, a survey has been made of your house, and now the insurance company will insure it.

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The discovery was soon made, I imagine, that the new Surveyor had no great harm in him.
There, beside the fireplace, the brave old General used to sit; while the Surveyor -- though seldom, when it could be avoided, taking upon himself the difficult task of engaging him in conversation -- was fond of standing at a distance, and watching his quiet and almost slumberous countenance.
Meanwhile, there I was, a Surveyor of the Revenue and, so far as I have been able to understand, as good a Surveyor as need be.
Unbending the rigid folds of the parchment cover, I found it to be a commission, under the hand and seal of Governor Shirley, in favour of one Jonathan Pine, as Surveyor of His Majesty's Customs for the Port of Salem, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
The ancient Surveyor -- being little molested, suppose, at that early day with business pertaining to his office -- seems to have devoted some of his many leisure hours to researches as a local antiquarian, and other inquisitions of a similar nature.
Surveyor Pine, and from whose oral testimony he had made up his narrative, remembered her, in their youth, as a very old, but not decrepit woman, of a stately and solemn aspect.
Surveyor Pue, emphatically nodding the head that looked so imposing within its memorable wig; "do this, and the profit shall be all your own You will shortly need it; for it is not in your days as it was in mine, when a man's office was a life-lease, and oftentimes an heirloom.
Remembering their own former habits, they used to say that the Surveyor was walking the quarter-deck.
I had ceased to be a writer of tolerably poor tales and essays, and had become a tolerably good Surveyor of the Customs.
Here was a fine prospect in the distance Not that the Surveyor brought the lesson home to himself, or admitted that he could be so utterly undone, either by continuance in office or ejectment.
Will Melville had seen the surveyors too, and had heard in the Temperance post-office that morning the probable sum that Mrs.
Why do not the surveyors of the States set their compasses and run their lines over our heads as well as beneath our feet?