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Used as a general term of exclamation or surprise similar to oh my lord, or oh my goodness, or oh shit. Mostly used by people in the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's. Possibly a minced oath (softened form of swearing) substitute for "For the Lord's sake."

See also land sake.
Land sakes alive, my grandmother said. That sure was a swell sunset.
by Bret_in_Mesa January 03, 2008
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Used as a general term of exclamation or surprise similar to oh my lord, or oh my goodness, or oh shit. Mostly used by people in the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's. Possibly a minced oath (softened form of swearing) substitute for "For the Lord's sake."

See also land sake.
Land sakes alive, my grandmother said. That sure was a swell sunset.
by Bret_in_Mesa January 03, 2008
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