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  • The groundcar was a dull gray, and there were two figures in it.

    Flash

  • The groundcar was a mechanical bug, an alienness with which timorous man had allied himself; allied with it against reality, she and Nuwell were hastened by it through reality, unseeing, toward the goal of a more comfortable unreality.

    Rebels of the Red Planet

  • When he sees "groundcar" he associates to not only technical questions about flyer propulsion but socio-symbolic ones but about why the culture still uses groundcars at all and he has a reportoire of possible answers ready to check against the author's reporting.

    languagehat.com: THE SHARED JARGON OF SF.

  • A small, old-fashioned groundcar then took them on the last leg to the mansion itself.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • Rasmussen had gone over to the university to consult some books in the library, and, when he came out a couple of hours later, he had noticed a familiar figure struggling to free his rental groundcar from a steel clamp around the wheel.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • The screen instantly lit up with image of a robot – apparently constructed out of groundcar parts.

    2009 July « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • I leaned back against our groundcar and beamed happily.

    2009 July « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • The groundcar was waiting for us, humming with barely restrained power; the robot chauffer nodded and smiled mechanically.

    The Stainless Steel Rat Returns – Chapter 2 « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • Eric S. Raymond has an interesting essay, "SF Words and Prototype Worlds," about the implications of the use of jargon like "monopole mines" or "groundcar" in science fiction stories.

    languagehat.com: THE SHARED JARGON OF SF.

  • The groundcar was an Altus, but only two years old, and it smelled of nothing except a faint hint of ionization.

    Flash

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