Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In perspective, the line of intersection of the horizontal and the vertical planes of projection.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Cut an arch hi the ground-line of your piece of plastic, and you'll see why not.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • I guess if they weren't there people would come to try to steal the wiring and whatnot, the main ground-line phone company in Tanzania is currently offering a reward of over a years salary for the average Tanzanian for any information about the numerous theives who dig up their cables for wires, so I assume these guards were preventing other hooligans from doing the same.

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  • Save for the ground-line communications link with Kandalaksha, the cavern was cut off from the outside world.

    Countdown

  • The top of the cross of St. Paul's Cathedral is 407 feet, whilst its base, or ground-line, is 52 feet.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 363, March 28, 1829

  • Emptying out the ground-line from one of the tubs, he took a small herring in his left hand, and with his right grasped the shank of the hook on the first ganging; he forced the sharp point into the fish until the barb had gone clean through and the herring was impaled firmly.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • Each tub holds about five hundred fathoms of ground-line, with a thirty-eight-inch ganging, or short line with a hook on its end, tied every five feet; so there're between five hundred and six hundred hooks to every tub.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • Long before sunrise the last fathom of ground-line had gone overboard and the tubs were empty.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • Jim had discovered that the tub was becoming a bit shaky, so he reinforced the lanyard, and strengthened the bottom by binding it with ground-line.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • Making use of the sadly diminished coil of ground-line, Jim fastened this can to the end of the painter.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • Above the ground-line, the first base-course is of granite, as is also the first course under all the columns and marble works of the interior.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

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