ground pine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ground pine low-growing annual with yellow flowers dotted red; faintly aromatic of pine resin; Europe, British Isles and North Africa
    • n ground pine any of several club mosses having long creeping stems and erect branches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ground pine (Bot) A blue-flowered herb of the genus Ajuga A. Chamæpitys), formerly included in the genus Teucrium or germander, and named from its resinous smell.
    • Ground pine (Bot) See under Ground.
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Usage

In literature:

It led at last to a rise of ground, covered by matted growth, towered above by a few pines.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Pine Island had sometimes been used as a picnic ground, and the people had been conveyed thither in a steamer.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
The ground was mainly covered with the leaves and burrs of the pine.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
He brought me this cunning little tree and all this ground pine and holly.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
Or the ground may be mulched with pine-straw, grass, leaves or other suitable material.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
Just back of their howling-ground was a thick forest of pines, in which were scores of broken rocky crags.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
At the top the ground was roughly level and the tossing pines gave some shelter from the wind.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Close beside the logs grew a stunted pine tree with wide-spreading limbs near the ground.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
In New England they generally select a remote pine grove as their breeding grounds.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The pines were close together and the ground was dry and soft with its thick carpet of needles.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
Their nest, of course, is always built in pines, usually from 30-50 feet above the ground.
"What Bird is That?" by Frank M. Chapman
Dot jumped down and ran over to the place where several small pine trees lay parallel upon the ground.
"Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
At the side of the lattice-gate towards the garden, the grounds ended in a spacious rotunda, which was surrounded with broad and shady pines.
"A Struggle for Rome, v. 1" by Felix Dahn
But I wish there were fewer pines and rather less granite on my ground.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The specimens figured in Plate XII were gathered near Dedham, Mass., on open ground on the border of a stretch of pine woods.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
If you are hanging your room with ground-pine, he lays hold of every stray twig, and tucks it into every crack he can reach.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865" by Various
She found a spot where the moss was covered with dry pine needles and sat down upon the ground.
"The Indian Drum" by William MacHarg
They went to the pines where the ground was clean and firm and there on a bank they waited.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
But the pitch-pine fire was there, all the same; it had been made on the ground behind a small out-building.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The wind stirred in the weighted pines; the snow lay on the ground.
"The Raid of The Guerilla and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
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In poetry:

On Lebanon the dark green pines
Wave over sacred ground,
And Carmel's consecrated rose
Springs from a hallow'd mound.
"The Pilgrim" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
A thicket of young pines arose,
Midway upon that frosty ground;
A shelter from the winds and snows,
And by its edge I found
"Under One Blanket" by James Barron Hope
Pierc'd the swaying air sharp pines,
Thyrsi-like, the gilded ground
Clasp'd black shadows of brown vines,
Swallows beat their mystic round.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The tallest pines feels most the power
Of wintry blast, the loftiest tower
Comes heaviest to the ground;
The bolts that spare the mountain's side,
His cloud-clapt eminence divide
And spread the ruin round.
"Horace. Book II. Ode X. " by William Cowper
What frights yon raven 'mid the pines so dark,
The pines so silent and so dark around,
With ne'er accomplish'd circlings to the ground
Ruffling his wings so ragged and so stark?
Some half-dead victim haply hath he found.
"The Raven" by Walter Richard Cassels
Ye've not done yet! Your very trees,—
Those sturdy pines, their heads that wag
In concert with the mountain breeze,—
Unless they're silenced by a gag,
Will whisper,—"We will stand our ground!
Our heads are up! Our hearts are sound!"
"The Gag" by John Pierpont

In news:

Some years back, our pine board monastery was hit by a bolt of lightning and burned to the ground.
LONGVIEW, TX — Pine Tree ISD broke ground for ther new athletic stadium on Thursday morning.
Black Wall Street, an affluent district at the epicenter of Greenwood Avenue and Archer and Pine streets, burned to the ground.
Over the past decade, Roger and Mari Secrist have built their farm on Lake Bay Road outside Southern Pines from the ground up.
Among Grinshpan's all-time favorite dishes are the ground-lamb kebabs studded with pine nuts that she had at the Shuk Hacarmel (Carmel Market) in Tel Aviv.
Kirtland's warblers typically nest on the ground in stands of jack pine between 4 and 20 years old.
It will break ground at the end of January on its first Villa Castello in its La Bellezza Villa neighborhood of Pine Creek, said Keller Homes marketing manager Sharon Curdy.
South by Southwest is an annual proving ground for budding bands pining to break out of obscurity.
Try scrubbing pots with wood ash, downed pine needles, or shreds of soft bark (like cedar) from the ground.
Another vacant house in Mountain Pine burns to the ground in the middle of the night, bringing the total number of suspicious house fires to 14 in the last seven years.
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