ground attack

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ground attack an attack by ground troops
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Usage

In literature:

What would they have said if any other power had, on such a ground, attacked Madras or Calcutta, without the slightest provocation?
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Lord Methuen's dispositions for attack were necessarily determined by the ground which the Boers had taken up to oppose his advance.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
On many sections of the western front the nature of the ground makes an attack absolutely unfeasible.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Clouds of ground spices enveloped them, and they fell sideways to the floor, Simon on top of his attacker.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
His point of attack was clear, but Cruft's was through brush and over stony ground.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Immediately they attacked the monster and killed it, while Tamino lay panting upon the ground.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Meanwhile the porcupines, with their noses to the ground and their eyes covered, had been escaping the insidious attack of the pepper.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Receiving the customary nod, Murphy slid to the ground and attacked the cinch.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Every inch of the ground had been prepared against attack.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
So furious was the attack pressed home that they won the railway line and held their ground.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
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In poetry:

The royal guard, forming the vanguard, made the first attack,
Under the command of King Ulva, who courage didn't lack;
And cries of "King Ulva!" and "King Shuac!" rent the air,
While Shuac cried, I'll burn Shina to the ground, I now do swear!
"The Battle of Shina, in Africa, Fought in 1800" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

And they contend it's unlikely that an enemy could successfully attack the GPS satellites or ground stations.
The plot of land in New York City that has been known for a decade as "the pile," "the pit" and "ground zero" will welcome the public for the first time since the Sept 11 attacks.
Bruins' defense to adjust ground attack.
In this Dec 7, 1941 file photo, a Japanese plane goes into its last dive as it heads toward the ground in flames after it was hit by Naval anti-aircraft fire during a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii AP PHOTO.
Two Roma fans arrested for their involvement in a violent attack on Tottenham supporters have been banned from all football grounds for five years.
Authorities locked down the campus for two hours while they scoured the grounds for any other attackers .
Waiting patiently for his turn, then working through nagging injuries, Eddie Lacy is finally leading the Alabama ground attack, pain or no pain.
No 18 Florida is running the ball early and often, a slow-it-down, ground-and-pound attack featuring senior Mike Gillislee.
After rocket attacks and aistrikes between Hamas militants and Israel, Tel Aviv is sending ground troops and tanks to the border of the Gaza Strip.
Israeli warplanes, tanks, and troops launch a major ground and air attack on Bethlehem.
The story of the effort to rebuild Lower Manhattan after the terrorist attacks of Sept 11 and the battle to construct the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero.
Flags are being flown at half-staff on all local, state and federal buildings and grounds in Virginia to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Ground Zero responders and lower Manhattan residents sickened or injured in the 9/11 attacks can forget about any financial help from Uncle Sam before the holidays.
Pemberton, Sexton and rest of Austin Peay ground attack run by NAIA Culver -Stockton 56-0.
Dangerous ground attack powers Lyco.
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In science:

The DU in these anti-tank weapons is initially in solid form, e.g., in the case of the API PGU 14/B projectiles delivered by A-10 ground-attack aircrafts, in the form of a 96 mm long and 16 mm diameters cylinder which constitutes the main component of the armor-piercing penetrators.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
When disorder and nonlinearity play on the same ground, one can envisage novel and fascinating physical phenomena; however, the technical analysis is rather difficult, as the problem cannot be attacked by perturbational expansions.
Complexity of waves in nonlinear disordered media
Exact results in 1D could thus be used as testing grounds for more complex D > 1 cases which have resisted analytic attack.
Random Walks, Reaction-Diffusion, and Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Spin Chains in One-dimensional Random Environments
In the next section we describe the various techniques used to attack the Holstein polaron, followed by results for two specific properties — the ground state energy and the effective mass.
The polaron-like nature of an electron coupled to phonons
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