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groundsheet

, ground cloth
1. a waterproof rubber, plastic, or polythene sheet placed on the ground in a tent, etc., to keep out damp
2. a similar sheet put over a sports field to protect it against rain
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In the moonlight we set up shop, buried the spikes, mounted the rods, spread the ground cloth, noted the strength of the wind, the character of the sea and wished we had brought some of that hot coffee to keep us company.
A light poncho, for example, packs easily and can be used as a rain jacket, a windbreaker, a ground cloth or a mosquito shield.
Concord's three new patterns to debut include: Arlene, a checked ground with Hydrangia motif; Abigail, a 100 percent cotton Matelasse ground cloth with open floral; and Priscilla, a houndstooth check ground with a classic Floral & Vine design.
According to Harvey Nudelman, president of Fabricut, the company's introductions include an allover damask look with a contrasting stripe, both printed on a Fabricut jacquard ground cloth.
In Barnsdall Park, a couple of production assistants are laying decorative pillows, long, flowing ground cloths and dining implements for a potential segment of the MTV speed-dating show, ``Next.