rough ground

rough ground

1. A piece of linear blocking used to fix the approximate position of a desired planar surface.
2.See ground, 1.
References in classic literature ?
While some of the surest marksmen advanced cautiously with their rifles into the rough ground, four of the best mounted horsemen took their stations in the plain, to run the bulls down should they only be maimed.
Woola was quickly made to understand our desires, so that it was unnecessary to attempt to keep in sight of the animal whose swift flight over the rough ground soon put him beyond our vision.
I couldn't see but a little ways, but I went poking along over rough ground for a quarter of a mile or more, and then I run across a big old-fashioned double log-house before I noticed it.
He was bareheaded, and notwithstanding the swiftness with which he passed as has been described, the Knight of the Rueful Countenance observed and noted all these trifles, and though he made the attempt, he was unable to follow him, for it was not granted to the feebleness of Rocinante to make way over such rough ground, he being, moreover, slow-paced and sluggish by nature.
Bright flashes of lightning lit up every raindrop, and with them came cracks of thunder that went away rumbling and bumping as though Saint Swithin were busy rolling great casks of water across rough ground overhead.
The machines can navigate rough ground and move users from a seated to standing position.
It can be seen growing naturally in the wild in coastal areas and on sand dunes and rough ground.
Fishing the small railings into the rough ground, Bell took five codling including the joint heaviest at 2lb 10oz.
Tenders are invited for Providing and Fixing of wood work in frames of doors and fixing in position with dash hold fasteners suitable length and diameter, in 2nd class Teakwood over rough ground of 19mm thick board complete job at New Legislature Complex at Jammu.
The properties of wheelchair cushions influence the cushion's comfort and ability to protect users from excessive forces during everyday activities such as riding over rough ground or bumping down curbs.
Before Sunday's match, Phil and "Vic" parked in the Albion Road car park - an official parking area close to Ewood Park stadium, although on rough ground and poorly lit.
The productivity of the buckets is enhanced by the optional Boom Suspension System, which absorbs shock and reduces spillage when travelling over rough ground, as well as increasing machine life and operator comfort.