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piece of ground


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

  • n. an extended area of land


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  • Lee's headquarters consisted of about seven or eight pole-tents, pitched with their backs to a stake fence, upon a piece of ground so rocky that it was unpleasant to ride over it, its only recommendation being a little stream of good water which flowed close by the general's tent.

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee

  • And thus this piece of ground was set apart for its solemn purposes, while shaded by the woods, and ere it had been appropriated to common uses; the soil was first broken by the spade of the grave-digger, and Death is the only reaper who has gathered his harvest here.

    Rural Hours

  • Up, and with Sir W. Pen by coach to W.ite Hall, where to the Duke of York, and there did our usual business; and thence I to the Commissioners of the Treasury, where I staid, and heard an excellent case argued between my Lord Gerard and the Town of Newcastle, about a piece of ground which that Lord hath got a grant of, under the Exchequer Seal, which they were endeavouring to get of the King under the Great Seal.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, November 1668

  • A short footpath ran from this stile to another stile across a waste piece of ground used by the lecturers in botany as a kind of research-station for wild plants.

    Laurels are Poison

  • It may not be generally known that the ground upon which Bethel Church stands, is the first piece of ground owned in America by an independent organization of our race variety.

    Unwritten History

  • I cannot omit here a small adventure which was very surprising to me on this journey; passing this plain country, we came to an open piece of ground where a neighbouring gentleman had at a great expense laid out a proper piece of land for a decoy, or duck-coy, as some call it.

    From London to Land's End

  • As the Shaman stumbled into the crater, he sucked the spring's water out of the area again; between his efforts and the Shaman's, that particular piece of ground was on the verge of becoming a sinkhole big enough to swallow a house, and when Darian removed the groundwater, the surface layer of sandstone gave way.

    Elephant in the City

  • There is remains of a bowling green wch is an advanced piece of ground above all the rest and discovers the Country a great Circuite round; then we returned to the wells againe 5 mile.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • I made known to the Indians that we would have to take this piece of ground for the blockhouse.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories


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