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Synonyms for grounds

the enclosed land around a house or other building

a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc

a justification for something existing or happening

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dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue

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A caution equally vigilant was observed in the march, on approaching any defile or place where an enemy might lie in wait; and scouts were always kept in the advance, or along the ridges and rising grounds on the flanks.
They joined the boys who had brought it out, all small School-house fellows, friends of East; and Tom had the pleasure of trying his skill, and performed very creditably, after first driving his foot three inches into the ground, and then nearly kicking his leg into the air, in vigorous efforts to accomplish a drop-kick after the manner of East.
When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called temporizing ground.
She quickened her pace and rose smoothly, just as he had fancied she would, and as she left the ground gave herself up to the force of her rush, which carried her far beyond the ditch; and with the same rhythm, without effort, with the same leg forward, Frou-Frou fell back into her pace again.
Well, look at those hills which surround the main one where the site for the Castle was wisely chosen--on the highest ground.
Hardly had the Prince touched the ground than he felt himself violently seized by an unseen power, and hurried away he knew not whither.
As the craft neared the building, and just before she struck, the Martian warriors swarmed upon her from the windows, and with their great spears eased the shock of the collision, and in a few moments they had thrown out grappling hooks and the big boat was being hauled to ground by their fellows below.
At last he rose, kissed the icon as a child does with naively pouting lips, and again bowed till he touched the ground with his hand.
Over and over it turned him and upward and downward it carried him, but after each new sally of the element he was brought nearer to the ground.
The cup and all the meats went over on to the ground as he smote the earth with his forehead in the agonies of death, and he kicked the stool with his feet until his eyes were closed in darkness.
He circled slowly a few times above the meadow until he had assured himself that Bertha Kircher was there and apparently unharmed, then he dropped gently to the ground so that the machine came to a stop a short distance from where the girl and the warriors awaited them.
The tree we selected is a ragged yew which consists of a broken trunk and one branch, and I viewed the ground with secret satisfaction, for it falls slightly at about four yards' distance from the tree, and this exactly suits my style of bowling.
Morgan said that our best ground was beyond a certain ridge that he pointed out, and we crossed it by a trail through the chaparral.
Upon the ground story, a fair gallery, open, upon pillars; and upon the third story likewise, an open gallery, upon pillars, to take the prospect and freshness of the garden.
These immense creatures can go over a great deal of ground, and, from one day to another, are found at enormous distances from there they were last seen, like the whales, whose mass and speed they rival.