Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Alive; not buried.
“The J train is great," he said as he waited for one to pull up to a sunny above-ground platform at Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn.”
“So, when you are at the bottom of a deep deflationary hole and you cannot stay there … when you must get back to inflationary above-ground altitude … what do you do?”
“And perhaps most importantly, the state is more densely forested and populated than most, leaving its more than 20,000 miles of mostly above-ground power lines vulnerable to falling snow-laden trees.”
“James Torgersen , CEO of United Illuminating, said burying 3,000 miles of above-ground power lines would cost between $3 billion to $6 billion.”
“Instead, he pads out his account with clumsy attempts to equate those rogues with the above-ground financiers in their own day and ours.”
“Montgomery County has more power lines above-ground than many of its neighbors, said Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey.”
“Courtesy of Octavian Backlit photography clearly shows ullage level and label quality "One of the great advantages of having an underground storage facility as opposed to an above-ground warehouse," says Mr. Greer, "is that a thief can't just take a large vehicle and smash their way in.”
“Government officials said the report did not materially alter their prior understanding of the spread and extent of contamination, previously estimated through aerial surveys and above-ground radiation monitoring.”
“But its underlying bedrock makes it expensive to bury vulnerable above-ground power lines.”
“In those days, the postage-stamp lawns were manicured, and a Sears above-ground swimming pool was all it took to make you the most popular kid on the block.”
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