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calcium carbonate

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n.
Ground Zero mosque
acronym coined in 2010 based on the controversy of building a mosque on the site where the Twin Towers were before 9/11
nnpl.
to make a hole in ground, with a spade for example
n.
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
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      n  
1    the land surface  
2    earth or soil  
he dug into the ground outside his house     
3    pl   the land around a dwelling house or other building  
4    sometimes pl   an area of land given over to a purpose  
football ground, burial grounds     
5    land having a particular characteristic  
level ground, high ground     
6    matter for consideration or debate; field of research or inquiry  
the lecture was familiar ground to him, the report covered a lot of ground     
7    a position or viewpoint, as in an argument or controversy (esp. in the phrases give ground, hold, stand, or shift one's ground)  
8    position or advantage, as in a subject or competition (esp. in the phrases gain ground, lose ground, etc.)  
9    often pl   reason; justification  
grounds for complaint     
10      (Arts)  
a    the prepared surface applied to the support of a painting, such as a wall, canvas, etc., to prevent it reacting with or absorbing the paint  
b    the support of a painting  
c    the background of a painting or main surface against which the other parts of a work of art appear superimposed  
11   
a    the first coat of paint applied to a surface  
b    (as modifier)  
ground colour     
12    the bottom of a river or the sea  
13    pl   sediment or dregs, esp. from coffee  
14      (Chiefly Brit)   the floor of a room  
15      (Cricket)  
a    the area from the popping crease back past the stumps, in which a batsman may legally stand  
b    ground staff  
16       See       ground bass  
17    a mesh or network supporting the main pattern of a piece of lace  
18      (Electrical)      the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       earth       8  
19    above ground   alive  
20    below ground   dead and buried  
21    break new ground   to do something that has not been done before  
22    cut the ground from under someone's feet   to anticipate someone's action or argument and thus make it irrelevant or meaningless  
23    (down) to the ground     (Brit)  
informal   completely; absolutely  
it suited him down to the ground     
24    get off the ground  
Informal   to make a beginning, esp. one that is successful  
25    go to ground   to go into hiding  
26    into the ground   beyond what is requisite or can be endured; to exhaustion  
27    meet someone on his own ground   to meet someone according to terms he has laid down himself  
28    the (moral) high ground   a position of moral or ethical superiority in a dispute  
29    touch ground  
a    (of a ship) to strike the sea bed  
b    to arrive at something solid or stable after discussing or dealing with topics that are abstract or inconclusive  
30    modifier   situated on, living on, or used on the ground  
ground frost, ground forces     
31    modifier   concerned with or operating on the ground, esp. as distinct from in the air  
ground crew, ground hostess     
32    modifier   (used in names of plants) low-growing and often trailing or spreading  
      vb  
33    tr   to put or place on the ground  
34    tr   to instruct in fundamentals  
35    tr   to provide a basis or foundation for; establish  
36    tr   to confine (an aircraft, pilot, etc.) to the ground  
37    tr  
Informal   to confine (a child) to the house as a punishment  
38       the usual U.S. word for       earth       16  
39    tr     (Nautical)   to run (a vessel) aground  
40    tr   to cover (a surface) with a preparatory coat of paint  
41    intr   to hit or reach the ground  
     (Old English grund; related to Old Norse grunn shallow, grunnr, grund plain, Old High German grunt)  
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