Ground annual

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ground annual (Scots Law) an estate created in land by a vassal who instead of selling his land outright reserves an annual ground rent, which becomes a perpetual charge upon the land.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A single coffee tree yields only one pound of roasted, ground coffee annually.
    • Ground annual in the law of Scotland, an annual payment, sometimes called a rent-charge, made for land—a substitute for feu-duty
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grund; most prob. grund-en, pa.p. of grindan, and orig. meaning 'earth ground small;' cog. with Ger. grund, Ice. grunnr.

Usage

In literature:

The burial ground contains sixteen graves, which will give the annual percentage of mortality.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
There is an annual fete on this ground in July, which assembles all the elite of Russian society.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
September ushered in the annual coho run on its way to the spawning grounds.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The Hingham Agricultural and Horticultural Society holds monthly meetings and an annual exhibition in its spacious hall and grounds.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4" by Various
A trial ground of some hundred or more annuals was maintained and proved very interesting.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Ground space for gardens is furnished by the company, with annual competitions and rewards for the best results.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
He found them about six miles from the town, on ground annually overflowed by the waters of the lake.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
The annual riding contest was held on the Parade Grounds, Friday, October 16, Mlle.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
In September the lower part of the grounds was granted free for the holding of the annual Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
A Reed-Bunting occupied a central territory in a strip of marshy ground inhabited annually by four or five males of this species.
"Territory in Bird Life" by H. Eliot Howard
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In poetry:

Horace himself wou'd own thou dost excell
In candid arts to play the Critic well.
Ovid himself might wish to sing the Dame,
Whom Windsor-Forest sees a gliding stream:
On silver feet, with annual Osier crown'd,
She runs for ever thro' Poetic ground.
"To Mr. Pope" by Thomas Parnell

In news:

DuPont's Basis Blend herbicide has received federal registration approval from the EPA for application after harvest and before ground freeze-up to control tough winter annuals weeds.
Southborough – Abigail Keyes, 5, plays in the popular Fire Department's Bubble Romp at the ninth annual Southborough Summer Nights, held Aug 25 on the grounds of Neary Elementary School.
On Thursday November 8, 2012, the annual Common Ground Awards were presented at the Carnegie Institution for Science honoring accomplishments in conflict resolution, negotiation, community building and peace building.
Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington plan to meet guests from 11 am to 4 pm Dec 1, at their home, Atalaya, on the grounds of Huntington Beach State Park during the annual Atalaya Holiday Celebration.
Although there isn't snow on the ground right now, the 29th annual Parade of Lights did a great job of getting the community in the Christmas spirit.
On Sunday, June 3 the Minnesota State Fair Grounds will host the first annual Minnesota Cheese Festival.
Visitors of all ages attended the annual Candlelight Tour at New Echota historical site, Saturday, Dec 1 where the entire grounds were lined with luminary bags leading visitors to each house on the site.
Madison Thompson, 3, dances with Teann Mefford of Buffalo during the 10th annual Wild Bunch Wyoming Luau Saturday at the Johnson County Fair grounds.
Hundreds of mothers and their sons came out to the Truman State University Farm and Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center grounds on Thursday for the annual Mother -Son Stampede.
South by Southwest is an annual proving ground for budding bands pining to break out of obscurity.
An all-time record number of exhibiting organizations will participate in the 2010 Ground Water Expo and Annual meeting in Las Vegas this December, the National Ground Water Assn.
The 87th annual Glasier family reunion was recently held at the Stockton Fire-men's grounds.
More than 100 skateboarders participated for $3,000 in team prizes while their accompanying moms and dads roamed the shaded grounds at the third annual Skateboard Rodeo.
Gaylord's Game Protective League is hosting its annual sweet corn feed Monday at the Pow Wow Grounds.
Taube Museum of Art's annual Tour of Homes fundraiser breaks new ground.
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In science:

On intuitive grounds, this should lead to a very different response from someone who is concerned about annual mean temperature in 2050.
Improving the expected accuracy of forecasts of future climate using a simple bias-variance tradeoff
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