heavy ground

heavy ground

[′hev·ē ′grau̇nd]
(mining engineering)
Dangerous hanging wall requiring vigilance against possible rock fall.
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On it whirls headlong, dives through the woods again, emerges in the light, clatters over frail arches, rumbles upon the heavy ground, shoots beneath a wooden bridge which intercepts the light for a second like a wink, suddenly awakens all the slumbering echoes in the main street of a large town, and dashes on haphazard, pell-mell, neck-or-nothing, down the middle of the road.
Lute almost caught up amongst the trees, but was hopelessly outdistanced on the fallow field adjoining, across which the mare tore with a fine disregard for heavy ground and gopher-holes.
It's not ideal coming back on heavy ground, but he's handled it well at Punchestown.
HAYDOCK Park's feature today is the Grand National Trial over 3m 5f on heavy ground and it goes without saying it will be a thorough test of stamina.
Today you need to be looking for horses that will handle the conditions and Sew on Target will have no problem with the heavy ground and is well handicapped.
Placed on his debut here last year, Kingdom won his maiden, in heavy ground, at the Curragh last October.
I wouldn't want to run him on heavy ground," said the Newmarket trainer.
In fairness, we don't really know how he is going to handle heavy ground," said Henderson.
GREGORIAN proved he can handle heavy ground when winning last time out and his ability to deal with cut could prove crucial at Salisbury.
However, the prospect of heavy ground was enough to help Nicholls decide to keep Sir Alex Ferguson's chaser at home.
com Cork National is the highlight of today's racing fare, and with flood warnings around it's a short price that we'll have heavy ground to contend with.
David Simcock's colt was a thoroughly-convincing two-and-three-quarter-length winner on heavy ground at Haydock and although the form has not exactly been franked since, he could do little more than win.