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  1. [cartography] A narrow ribbon-shaped parcel used during the French settlement of North America. A long lot's boundaries ran back from the waterfront as roughly parallel lines, allowing a settler to have a dock on the river, a home on the natural levee formed by the river, and a narrow strip of farmland that often ended at the edge of a marsh or swamp. Also called arpent sections or French arpent land grants.