- adj. of plants that grow relatively low to the ground
“These exquisite, ground-hugging little flowers are the moorland pasture equivalent of woodland primroses, brought into precious bloom by a month of sunshine.”
“The new chimney was built a kilometer out of town, connected to the smelter by a large, ground-hugging flue.”
“The pilot in the lead chopper marked the target and began to pull up while the other three Little Birds continued their ground-hugging ride in a race against the clock to deliver their deadly warriors before the enemy could respond and put up a fight.”
“It was a beautiful day, with thick, creamy clouds along the horizon; ground-hugging ice plant bursting out in yellow, magenta, ivory and pink; and a bevy of long-billed curlews rooting in the sand for delicacies.”
“Each small, slightly spherical corm easily slips four inches deep under the outer foliage of a ground-hugging perennial such as lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis) or annual apricot-colored pansies.”
“Perceived as a West Coast offensive disciple, Childress might be returning to his ground-hugging, 1990s roots as a University of Wisconsin assistant under coach Barry Alvarez, back when the Badgers pounded the ball with Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne.”
“It begins as a ground-hugging basal rosette of thick, fuzzy, oval, toothless leaves, soft to the touch.”
“The ground-hugging planes are difficult to detect on radar.”
“When the opportunity came to partner with a race car driver around a grand-prix track at 150 miles an hour in a supercharged, ground-hugging, open to the elements hell-on-wheels speedster in Austin, Texas, I said "sure.”
“On the following day, the 24th, the morning brought heavy ground-hugging fog and very low visibility.”
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