ground cover

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ground cover small plants other than saplings growing on a forest floor
    • n ground cover low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow
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Usage

In literature:

As the city was built in terraces upon undulating ground and two higher hills, it covered a greater area than it at first appeared to do.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
But Smithers was a little fellow who could cover ground wonderfully.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
For more than half of the year the ground is covered by deep snow and the rivers are completely frozen.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
First, I should have said, the Prince read a speech which seemed to me to cover the ground admirably.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
They sit round a body that is stretched on the ground and covered with a cloth.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
A fire was placed in the centre, and the beds of the inmates were on the hard ground, covered only with rushes and mats.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
In half an hour, great was our delight to see the ground covered in all directions with the water-melons of which we were in search.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
We spread out over all the ground we could cover and shouted continually, in the hope that he would hear us and answer.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
The bush covers the ranges of hills between Majorca and these plains or lower grounds, amidst which the creeks run.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Between Proctor and his enemy there was a dry or rather elevated piece of ground, covered with lofty trees, without underbrush.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
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In poetry:

When snow did fall, then did the ground
In winter's robe appear;
It covered all the fields around,
The storm was most severe.
"The Seasons Of The Year Compared To the Life Of A Man" by Susannah Hawkins
When winter covering all the ground
Hides every sign of Spring, sir.
However you may look around,
Pray what will then you sing, sir?
"When Winter Darkening All Around" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The woodman sits snug at his hearth,
The ground is all cover'd with snow,
The foliage has gone from the earth,
Then go, little snow-bird, now go!
"On Seeing A Snow-Bird" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
I'm a pretty little thing,
Always coming with the spring; In the meadows green I'm found,
Peeping just above the ground,
And my stalk is cover'd flat
With a white and yellow hat.
"The Field Daisy" by Ann Taylor
“All cover'd o'er with glory,” lo! he sleeps,
Where, yearning o'er the spot, rest freedom weeps!
As ye draw near the hallow'd ground, ye brave!
Speak softly, and “tread lightly o'er his grave!”
"Ethic Strains, On Subjects Sublime And Beautiful - Part III" by Thomas Odiorne
Till to a lawn I came all white and green,
I in so fair a one had never been.
The ground was green, with daisy powdered over;
Tall were the flowers, the grove a lofty cover,
All green and white; and nothing else was seen.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Heavy snow brought in from Hurricane Sandy covers the ground, trees and buildings on Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last week.
Stumping for a DC Council Seat, Marion Barry Is Covering Familiar Ground.
If you're looking for a vigorous and unique ground cover for your landscape, consider a popular ornamental that I really enjoy, the colorful sweet potato vine .
10-22-2005 -- "Travel the Road" breaks fresh ground as an adventurous journey covering 18 months, 25 countries and 40,000 miles.
Talks 'covered a lot of ground', says Bill Daly.
With all the ground covered, it would be difficult not to find something enjoyable here.
We had not been together since before Sandy and the Election, so we had to cover a lot of ground.
AP Photo/John BazemoreJorvorskie Lane and the Dolphins have a lot of ground to cover to catch the Patriots.
And so, my humble suggestion is to take a page from my former stomping grounds in Brooklyn, New York, and set up shade-covered, solar-powered USB chargers on the street.
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart cover a lot of ground in their new memoir 'Kicking & Dreaming,' which hits stores on Sept 18.
The greater roadrunners colors allow it to blend in wiht the ground cover.
But whether there is still any new ground to cover in the now-familiar "alien invasion leads to massive explosions" genre is up for debate.
The fort and surrounding grounds cover 74 wind-swept acres.
Last week we covered the disturbing story of a 12 year-old girl in Missouri who was allegedly forced to write a letter of apology to the classmate she said raped her on school grounds.
Italian Trial Covers Some Shaky Ground.
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In science:

The scientific potential of ground based gamma-ray observations of Gamma-Ray Bursts and dark matter annihilation radiation is covered in other sections of the white paper.
Section on Extragalactic Science Topics of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Note that the simultaneous data cover much shorter periods of time than the overall site testing period, which means that these data should not be used to compare the absolute magnitudes of the ground layer seeing between the sites.
Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview
The idea of relying on the top ranked conferences is inspired by works of [6, 12, 23, 20], and is grounded on the assumption that high quality conferences are clearly defined in terms of topics they cover.
Analysis of Computer Science Communities Based on DBLP
Currently the leading observatories of EECRs are ground based observatories that cover vast areas with particle detectors overlooked by fluorescence telescopes.
Summary Report of JEM-EUSO Workshop at KICP in Chicago
More sophisticated lattice geometries will produce frustrated systems with novel quantum liquid and dimer covered ground states [212].
Recent developments in Quantum Monte-Carlo simulations with applications for cold gases
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