Ground

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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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I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.
Nor was there any reason to dread the least danger from furious driving, inasmuch as over that broken ground the horses had enough to do to walk; as to shying, there was no room for that; and a herd of wild elephants could not have run away in such a wood, with such a coach at their heels.
A wisp of green floating in the air caught my eye, and another glance showed me that it was carried on a stick by a man who was moving among the broken ground.
Summary: Hotel operator Yotel has broken ground on its first property in the Middle East, which is expected to open in 2018.
United States-based Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has broken ground on a biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Norton, Massachusetts, it was reported on Friday.
BEND - Construction crews have broken ground on the 50-room Tethe row Lodge, which flanks the Tethe row Golf Club clubhouse.