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From Middle English *landschippe, from Old English landscipe (region, district). Cognate with Scots landskip, landskipe (landscape). More at landscape.


landskip (plural landskips)

  1. (rare, obsolete) A landscape.
    • 1748, David Hume, An enquiry concerning human understanding, in: L. A. Selby-Bigge, M. A., Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. second edition, London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § II:
      All the colours of poetry, however splendid, can never paint natural objects in such a manner as to make the description be taken for a real landskip.