Gather ground

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gather ground to gain ground
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gaderian, gæderian, (tó)gædere, together; cf. geador, together, gǽd, company.

Usage

In literature:

On the tilting-ground of the castle the fishermen had gathered, sixteen hundred strong.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Put my money into the ground like seed, in order that the fruit may be gathered by him!
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
During the campaign of 1844, the Whigs held a gathering on the Tippecanoe battle ground.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
In the gathering darkness Phillis saw a redcoat reconnoitring the grounds.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Peasants, gathering there more thickly now, watched them stupidly; the throng increased in the convent grounds.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
We gathered up a few edibles and when we grounded the boat, swam to the beach.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
When you have gathered, beaten, ground and cooked it, then call me.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
They then advanced to where we were gathered and squatted on the ground.
"Gold" by Stewart White
In gathering hops, cut the vines two feet from the ground, that bleeding may not injure the roots.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Any yokel can dig a hole in the ground and plant the seed and in due time gather the ripened tubers.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
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In poetry:

Old Arno stretch'd him on the ground,
Thick as the gloom of night,
Death's misty shadows gather'd round,
And swam before his sight.
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
The redbreast oft at ev'ning hours
Shall kindly lend his little aid:
With hoary moss, and gather'd flow'rs,
To deck the ground where thou art laid.
"A Song from Shakespeare's Cymbeline Sung" by William Taylor Collins
Here sleeps their dust; 't is holy ground;
And we, the children of the brave,
From the four winds are gathered round,
To lay our offering on their grave.
"Hymns and Odes V" by John Pierpont
We had gathered close to the broad but fire
To yarn of the by-gone years,
When a coo-ee that came from the flooded grounds
Fell sharp on our startled ears.
"The Legend of Cooee Gully" by Henry Lawson
Hast thou not ploughed my thorny ground full sore,
And from it gathered many stones and sherds?
Plough, plough and harrow till it needs no more—
Then sow thy mustard-seed, and send thy birds.
"I See Thee Not" by George MacDonald
The men seem'd stern and alter'd, with looks cast on the ground;
With anxious faces, one by one, the women gather'd round;
All talk of flax, or spinning, or work, was put away;
The very children seem'd afraid to go alone to play.
"A Legend of Bregenz" by Adelaide Anne Procter

In news:

The 34th edition of the Cowtown Marathon featured the gathering of thousands of registered participants Sunday on the grounds of Will Rogers Memorial Center.
The last house boat floating on Big Lake has been moved to dry ground but will still serve as a gathering place for Lonnie Wright and his fishing friends.
Israeli soldiers with armored vehicles gather in a staging ground near the border with Gaza Strip, southern Israel, Friday, Nov 16, 2012.
Each November, a papermaker named Timothy Barrett gathers a group of friends and students on the grounds of the University of Iowa Research Park, a onetime tuberculosis sanitarium in Coralville, Iowa, for what he bills as a harvest event.
Before each day's competition, there is a Grand Entry where dancers dressed in traditional, brightly colored regalia gather onto the powwow grounds for an opening ceremony.
This weekend, hundreds of parents and volunteers will gather on school grounds for the Community Care Project.
This week Daniel Clowes will be back in his old stomping grounds, just in time for the big NATO gathering.
Earlier this month, a group of administrators, teachers, parents and students gathered on the damp grass of the Montessori of Maui's Baldwin Avenue campus to break ground on their new basketball court .
City leaders, Bass Pro Shops representatives and community members gathered Friday to break ground for the 150-thousand square foot outdoorsman's dream store.
Hundreds of Emmanuel College students, faculty and alumni gathered Saturday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building and grounds.
Officials gathered today at Kennewick's Southridge sports complex to break ground on the Carousel of Dreams.
Israeli soldiers with armored vehicles gather in a staging ground Friday near the border with Gaza Strip, Southern Israel.
People begin gathering outside on the State Capitol grounds in Lansing, Mich. Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 to protest right-to-work legislation that was passed by the state legislature last week.
Westborough – Officials from St Mary 's Credit Union, the town of Westborough and the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ceremonial ground breaking at the site of the soon-to-be St Mary 's Westborough branch Dec 11.
People begin gathering outside on the State Capitol grounds in Lansing, Mich .
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In science:

First, the information gathering or measurement is grounded with respect to one observer (in this case, the eavesdropper), while the disturbance is grounded with respect to another (here, the sender).
Information Tradeoff Relations for Finite-Strength Quantum Measurements
The detection of the first transiting Neptune-mass planet is eagerly awaited. (4) Soon after the conference ended, the announcement of the discovery of the transiting planet HD 189733 b (Bouchy et al. 2005) left many observers scrambling to gather data both from the ground and space.
Hot Jupiters: Lands of Plenty
CACTUS, PACT, and STACEE are examples of wavefront-sampling telescopes that use an array of mirrors to gather the Cherenkov radiation, measuring the arrival time and amplitude of the Cherenkov pulse at many distributed locations on the ground.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
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