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{Ground furze} (Bot.), a low slightly thorny, leguminous
shrub ({Ononis arvensis}) of Europe and Central Asia,; --
called also {rest-harrow}.

{Ground game}, hares, rabbits, etc., as distinguished from
winged game.

{Ground hele} (Bot.), a perennial herb ({Veronica
officinalis}) with small blue flowers, common in Europe
and America, formerly thought to have curative properties.


{Ground of the heavens} (Astron.), the surface of any part of
the celestial sphere upon which the stars may be regarded
as projected.

{Ground hemlock} (Bot.), the yew ({Taxus baccata} var.
Canadensisi) of eastern North America, distinguished from
that of Europe by its low, straggling stems.

{Ground hog}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The woodchuck or American marmot ({Arctomys monax}).
See {Woodchuck}.
(b) The aardvark.

{Ground hold} (Naut.), ground tackle. [Obs.] --Spenser.

{Ground ice}, ice formed at the bottom of a body of water
before it forms on the surface.

{Ground ivy}. (Bot.) A trailing plant; alehoof. See {Gill}.


{Ground joist}, a joist for a basement or ground floor; a.
sleeper.

{Ground lark} (Zo["o]l.), the European pipit. See {Pipit}.

{Ground laurel} (Bot.). See {Trailing arbutus}, under
{Arbutus}.

{Ground line} (Descriptive Geom.), the line of intersection
of the horizontal and vertical planes of projection.

{Ground liverwort} (Bot.), a flowerless plant with a broad
flat forking thallus and the fruit raised on peduncled and
radiated receptacles ({Marchantia polymorpha}).

{Ground mail}, in Scotland, the fee paid for interment in a
churchyard.

{Ground mass} (Geol.), the fine-grained or glassy base of a
rock, in which distinct crystals of its constituents are
embedded.

{Ground parrakeet} (Zo["o]l.), one of several Australian
parrakeets, of the genera {Callipsittacus} and
{Geopsittacus}, which live mainly upon the ground.

{Ground pearl} (Zo["o]l.), an insect of the family
{Coccid[ae]} ({Margarodes formicarum}), found in ants'
nests in the Bahamas, and having a shelly covering. They
are strung like beads, and made into necklaces by the
natives.

{Ground pig} (Zo["o]l.), a large, burrowing, African rodent
({Aulacodus Swinderianus}) about two feet long, allied to
the porcupines but with harsh, bristly hair, and no
spines; -- called also {ground rat}.

{Ground pigeon} (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of
pigeons which live largely upon the ground, as the
tooth-billed pigeon ({Didunculus strigirostris}), of the
Samoan Islands, and the crowned pigeon, or goura. See
{Goura}, and {Ground dove} (above).

{Ground pine}. (Bot.)
(a) A blue-flowered herb of the genus {Ajuga} ({A.
Cham[ae]pitys}), formerly included in the genus
{Teucrium} or germander, and named from its resinous
smell. --Sir J. Hill.
(b) A long, creeping, evergreen plant of the genus
{Lycopodium} ({L. clavatum}); -- called also {club
moss}.
(c) A tree-shaped evergreen plant about eight inches in
height, of the same genus ({L. dendroideum}) found in
moist, dark woods in the northern part of the United
States. --Gray.

{Ground plan} (Arch.), a plan of the ground floor of any
building, or of any floor, as distinguished from an
elevation or perpendicular section.

{Ground plane}, the horizontal plane of projection in
perspective drawing.

{Ground plate}.
(a) (Arch.) One of the chief pieces of framing of a
building; a timber laid horizontally on or near the
ground to support the uprights; a ground sill or
groundsel.
(b) (Railroads) A bed plate for sleepers or ties; a
mudsill.
(c) (Teleg.) A metallic plate buried in the earth to
conduct the electric current thereto. Connection to
the pipes of a gas or water main is usual in cities.
--Knight.

{Ground plot}, the ground upon which any structure is
erected; hence, any basis or foundation; also, a ground
plan.

{Ground plum} (Bot.), a leguminous plant ({Astragalus
caryocarpus}) occurring from the Saskatchewan to Texas,
and having a succulent plum-shaped pod.

{Ground rat}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Ground pig} (above).

{Ground rent}, rent paid for the privilege of building on
another man's land.

{Ground robin}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Chewink}.

{Ground room}, a room on the ground floor; a lower room.
--Tatler.

{Ground sea}, the West Indian name for a swell of the ocean,
which occurs in calm weather and without obvious cause,
breaking on the shore in heavy roaring billows; -- called
also {rollers}, and in Jamaica, {the North sea}.

{Ground sill}. See {Ground plate} (a) (above).

{Ground snake} (Zo["o]l.), a small burrowing American snake
({Celuta am[oe]na}). It is salmon colored, and has a blunt
tail.

{Ground squirrel}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) One of numerous species of burrowing rodents of the
genera {Tamias} and {Spermophilus}, having cheek
pouches. The former genus includes the Eastern
striped squirrel or chipmunk and some allied Western
species; the latter includes the prairie squirrel or
striped gopher, the gray gopher, and many allied
Western species. See {Chipmunk}, and {Gopher}.
(b) Any species of the African genus {Xerus}, allied to
{Tamias}.

{Ground story}. Same as {Ground floor} (above).

{Ground substance} (Anat.), the intercellular substance, or
matrix, of tissues.

{Ground swell}.
(a) (Bot.) The plant groundsel. [Obs.] --Holland.
(b) A broad, deep swell or undulation of the ocean,
caused by a long continued gale, and felt even at a
remote distance after the gale has ceased.

{Ground table}. (Arch.) See Earth table, under Earth.

{Ground tackle} (Naut.), the tackle necessary to secure a
vessel at anchor. --Totten.

{Ground thrush} (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of
bright-colored Oriental birds of the family {Pittid[ae]}.
See {Pitta}.

{Ground tier}.
(a) The lowest tier of water casks in a vessel's hold.
--Totten.
(b) The lowest line of articles of any kind stowed in a
vessel's hold.
(c) The lowest range of boxes in a theater.

{Ground timbers} (Shipbuilding) the timbers which lie on the
keel and are bolted to the keelson; floor timbers.
--Knight.

{Ground tit}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Ground wren} (below).

{Ground wheel}, that wheel of a harvester, mowing machine,
etc., which, rolling on the ground, drives the mechanism.


{Ground wren} (Zo["o]l.), a small California bird ({Cham[ae]a
fasciata}) allied to the wrens and titmice. It inhabits
the arid plains. Called also {ground tit}, and {wren tit}.


{To bite the ground}, {To break ground}. See under {Bite},
{Break}.

{To come to the ground}, {To fall to the ground}, to come to
nothing; to fail; to miscarry.

{To gain ground}.
(a) To advance; to proceed forward in conflict; as, an
army in battle gains ground.
(b) To obtain an advantage; to have some success; as, the
army gains ground on the enemy.
(c) To gain credit; to become more prosperous or
influential.

{To get, or To gather}, {ground}, to gain ground. [R.]
``Evening mist . . . gathers ground fast.'' --Milton.

There is no way for duty to prevail, and get ground
of them, but by bidding higher. --South.

{To give ground}, to recede; to yield advantage.

These nine . . . began to give me ground. --Shak.

{To lose ground}, to retire; to retreat; to withdraw from the
position taken; hence, to lose advantage; to lose credit
or reputation; to decline.

{To stand one's ground}, to stand firm; to resist attack or
encroachment. --Atterbury.

{To take the ground} to touch bottom or become stranded; --
said of a ship.

Chamaea fasciata at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Chamaea fasciata
n : small brown bird of California resembling a wren [syn: {wren-tit}]