ground-hugging love

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of plants that grow relatively low to the ground

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Examples

  • These exquisite, ground-hugging little flowers are the moorland pasture equivalent of woodland primroses, brought into precious bloom by a month of sunshine.

    Country diary: Westgate, Weardale

  • The new chimney was built a kilometer out of town, connected to the smelter by a large, ground-hugging flue.

    North of Loreto: Mulegé and Santa Rosalía, sun, beaches, hotels and history

  • 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.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #2

  • 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.

    Hunger to Learn

  • 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.

    Suzy Bales: A Forgotten Bulb: Fool's Onion

  • 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.

    Vikings have new faces, but the right ones?

  • It begins as a ground-hugging basal rosette of thick, fuzzy, oval, toothless leaves, soft to the touch.

    The insects come for our intrepid blogger and his husband.

  • The ground-hugging planes are difficult to detect on radar.

    Rebel Planes Attack Sri Lanka Capital

  • 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."

    Lea Lane: Race at 150 mph? Sure.

  • On the following day, the 24th, the morning brought heavy ground-hugging fog and very low visibility.

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