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- n. the solid part of the earth's surface
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The Knight of the Rose struck the earth with a harsh clang, but then his relief at landing on solid ground gave way to horror.
I lowered myself to solid ground and followed him up the steps into the officer’s housing.
At one point during the next few days, Nearchus sailed so close to the coast that his ships were barely able to squeeze between the beach and the rocks just offshore, forcing the men to strike the oars against solid ground on both sides.
But, if this is all that these solemn chapters mean, we may well say with Dr. Seiss, "If we cannot find more solid ground than that on which the Rome theory rests, we must needs consign the whole subject to the department of doubt and uncertainty; and let all these tremendous foreshadowings pass for nothing."
And Mr. H will demonstrate ten somersets he'll undertake on solid ground
We’re on more solid ground with communications psychologist John Klimo, who has been investigating EVP/ITC electronic voice phenomena/instrumental transcommunication.19 Klimo, who wrote a comprehensive study of “channeling,” has been experimenting with devices for recording signals from excarnate minds.