solid ground

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solid ground the solid part of the earth's surface "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land","the earth shook for several minutes","he dropped the logs on the ground"
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Usage

In literature:

No one can tell where the solid ground ends or where the sea begins.
"The Twenty-fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion" by George P. Bissell
A great shout of joy went through the crowd as Kari walked on to solid ground.
"Kari the Elephant" by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
He wanted solid ground under him, he didn't care whose or where.
"The Stars, My Brothers" by Edmond Hamilton
By placing a drum on the solid ground and a marble on the head of it, they discovered a jar in the earth.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
Joe somewhat absurdly helped Sally off to solid ground.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Charlie looked regretfully at the huge gate-posts, each nearly three feet thick and planted solidly in the ground.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
We require some solid ground for our belief in this higher law.
"The Hidden Power" by Thomas Troward
Before we reached the dog we felt the solid ground under foot and were off once more at a tangent from the sound of his barking.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
Wayne ducked and let the fist glide past his ear, then came in hard with a solid body-blow and let the man sag to the ground.
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance
Just how big depends on how solid the ground is.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
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In poetry:

My wild words
slip into fusion
& risk losing
the solid ground
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
POLEMIUS.
Yes, the solid ground upheaveth,
And the mighty rock descendeth
O'er our heads.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And now they dash against the shore,
And shake the solid ground;
The thunders roll, the torrents roar,
The lightnings flash around.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler
And oh, it was a fell, fell place,
With dead black trees all round,
And a quag that boiled and writhed and coiled
Where had been solid ground.
"The Ballad of Lost Souls" by John Oxenham
At last it stands on solid ground,
While deep below the din and clatter
Are damped, as though the town were drowned-
Sunk to the bottom of a legend.
"Music" by Boris Pasternak
I saw her stamp, and cleave the solid Ground,
While ghastly Spectres round us wildly roam,
I saw them hearken to her potent sound,
Till scar'd at Day they sought their dreary Home.
"Elegy V" by James Hammond

In news:

Haus' on solid ground .
Ag Changes Rooted In Solid Ground .
An Interview with Paul Haas, Solid Ground .
Storage Software Market on Solid Ground .
Berkshire Hathaway Continues To Gain Ground As A Solid Investment Bet On The Accelerating Economic Recocery.
Bo Jackson says new Auburn coach Gus Malzahn must build the program from the ground up and start by putting down a solid foundation.
Some fans are happy to be back on solid ground after Rihanna's disastrous "777" tour on a Boeing 777 to promote her new album, "Unapologetic.
Stocks gain ground on solid earnings.
All students need solid grounding in math, science Don Brunell.
Loren Anderson, who has led Pacific Lutheran University onto solid financial ground and into the great world of international studies and service, is retiring.
Tony Weber had a solid night on the ground for GFW with 103 yards on 18 carries.
In the public works space, private partners are increasingly helping communities manage everything from wastewater treatment plants to grounds maintenance, street repair, and solid waste.
Here are some great questions to help you step into 2011 on solid ground.
Stroup, raised on a dairy farm and a former dairy producer, is solidly grounded in the world of dairy production.
Almost 14 minutes later he landed on solid ground.
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In science:

In the case of the spin-1 chain we are dealing with a gapped system that has also some hidden long-range order as exhibited by the approximate valence-bond-solid (VBS) ground state wavefunctions14,3 .
Effects of randomness on the antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain
The low bias voltage peak in the curve without irradiation (solid line) corresponds to the ground to ground state tunnel between the wells.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
These have put the study of heavy quarkonium observables on the solid ground of QCD.
A theoretical review of heavy quarkonium inclusive decays
FIG. 2: Ground state energy E and double occupancy D: PT according to (2) and (3) (solid lines) in comparison with low-order PT (dashed/dotted lines) and QMC (circles).
The Mott insulator - 10th order perturbation theory extended to infinite order using QMC
D holes and of the interlayer interaction in the case of the bilayer systems, both of which significantly modify the ground-state energies of the FQHE and WC states of the system and shift the liquid-to-solid transition to larger ν .
Flatland Electrons in High Magnetic Fields
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