from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plot of ground suitable for or used as a garden.


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  • They have plenty of garden-ground and running water on its summit.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • My own men, who know the land thoroughly, declare that it is all garden-ground together, and that the more tender grains, which require richer soil than the native corn, need no care here.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • These are more fertile than the rest of the land, and here they are the chief garden-ground for maize, pumpkins, and tobacco.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • They find garden-ground enough on the gentle slopes at the sides of the rivulets, and possess no cattle to eat off the millions of acres of fine hay we were now wading through.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Every available spot between the river and the hills is under cultivation; and the residence of the people here is intended to secure safety for themselves and their gardens from their enemies; there is plenty of garden-ground outside the hills; here they are obliged to make pitfalls to protect the grain against the hippopotami.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Of part of the rough land he had made garden-ground, which he cultivated with singular, even with Flemish, exactness and care.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • His next task was to form a strong enclosure, and to cultivate the land within it to the best of his power; until, by transporting mould, and working up what was upon the spot, he formed a patch of garden-ground.

    The Black Dwarf

  • Part of the walls is standing, and the terraces are converted into garden-ground.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • John Fry had now six shillings a week of regular and permanent wage, besides all harvest and shearing money, as well as a cottage rent-free, and enough of garden-ground to rear pot-herbs for his wife and all his family.

    Lorna Doone

  • They stood back from the pavement, separated from it by little strips of garden-ground.

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