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Ground

A customary unit of area approximately equivalent to 203 square meters. It is used in real estate transactions in some parts of India.
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Along the close-cropped sward which paves the avenue ground fliers were moving in continuous lines in opposite directions.
And on each side of old Brooke, who is now standing in the middle of the ground and just going to kick off, you see a separate wing of players-up, each with a boy of acknowledged prowess to look to--here Warner, and there Hedge; but over all is old Brooke, absolute as he of Russia, but wisely and bravely ruling over willing and worshipping subjects, a true football king.
I shook him as little as I could help, but once or twice on the rough ground he called out, "Steady
Hardly had the Prince touched the ground than he felt himself violently seized by an unseen power, and hurried away he knew not whither.
As the craft neared the building, and just before she struck, the Martian warriors swarmed upon her from the windows, and with their great spears eased the shock of the collision, and in a few moments they had thrown out grappling hooks and the big boat was being hauled to ground by their fellows below.
Once the tumultuous upheaval of its dispersion was over, the black smoke clung so closely to the ground, even before its precipitation, that fifty feet up in the air, on the roofs and upper stories of high houses and on great trees, there was a chance of escaping its poison altogether, as was proved even that night at Street Cobham and Ditton.
Then Amphinomus drew his sword and made straight at Ulysses to try and get him away from the door; but Telemachus was too quick for him, and struck him from behind; the spear caught him between the shoulders and went right through his chest, so that he fell heavily to the ground and struck the earth with his forehead.
If you are careful of your men, and camp on hard ground, the army will be free from disease of every kind, and this will spell victory.
He caught changing views of the ground covered with men who were all running like pursued imps, and yelling.
After all, the only mission of a seaman's calling is to keep ships' keels off the ground.
He fell heavily to the ground, and the spear stuck in his heart, which still beat, and made the butt-end of the spear quiver till dread Mars put an end to his life.
Maintaining this position for a moment, the strange emotions depicted on his countenance soften down into one of humorous resignation to my will, and then looking wistfully up to the tufted top of the tree, he stands on tip-toe, straining his neck and elevating his arm, as though endeavouring to reach the fruit from the ground where he stands.