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.
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I shook him as little as I could help, but once or twice on the rough ground he called out, "Steady
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.
He slipped and fell off the unfinished parapet down to the rough ground and had several severe injuries.
FMG has now applied for planning permission to formalise hundreds of parking spaces on rough ground adjacent to the site.
Started from rough ground, IFEZ has been able to publicize its importance and make advancements.
The piers and rivers have given the best sport but they are still under par, Daryl Bell continued his run of successes in BOTAC's matches winning their Sunday league match from the rough ground on the pier with a codling of 3lb 15oz, other anglers only taking a few whiting, dab and flounder.
This project is loaded with features: It rolls easily over rough ground, turns in its own length, carries all the tools needed for the job, has brakes for working on an incline, fits through doorways, keeps tools at a comfortable table height, and provides a 2-by-2-foot work surface.