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groundwork

the ground or background of a painting, etc.
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Groundwork

Site work that takes place on the ground, such as excavations, drain laying, pathways and driveways.
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groundwork

Batten strips applied over roofing boards or the like; used as a base for the application of roofing materials.
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Many parts of the country are again witnessing airstrikes and extensive ground fighting. There has also been a significant increase in the number of missiles fired indiscriminately into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Conflict escalates as Turkey battles both the Islamic State and the Kurds who are on the ground fighting the Islamic State
Ground fighting, random shooting, and roads blockade made many residents choose to escape by boat, and according to locals few boats during the past week transported residents from conflict areas to safer locations.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that he was gravely concerned about the"continued ground fighting and aerial bombardment in Yemen and its impact on innocent civilians".More than 1,200 people have been killed and 300,000 have fled their homes in the past six weeks, according to the UN.
But hours later, air strikes and ground fighting resumed and the International Red Cross described the humanitarian situation as "catastrophic." The rebel Houthi movement said it wanted a return to United Nations peace talks, but only after a complete halt to air strikes.
In the first three months of 2015, civilian casualties from ground fighting were up eight percent on the same period last year, a recent U.N.
"All air, land and sea routes must be opened without delay for at least 24 hours to enable aid to reach people cut off after more than a week of intense air strikes and fierce ground fighting nationwide," the ICRC said in a statement on Sunday.
FIGHTERS from across Teesside will be in the spotlight on a night of stand-up and ground fighting action in Hartlepool next week.
Techniques include but are not limited to empty hand fighting using all forms of striking, punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes, choke holds, joint locks, throws, pressure points and ground fighting. This complete combination of different styles makes Tai Shu Do one of the most efficient forms of self-defense.
The new report by the UN linked the 12 percent drop in civilian deaths in 2012 to reduced ground fighting by the warring sides, chiefly the Taliban and U.S.
Summary: A martial art, combat sport, and a self-defence system that focuses on ground fighting, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is becoming popular in Dubai -- where indoor sports are enjoyed by many.
The report stated that thirty-four-year-old Anuj Sharma, chief instructor at Delhi-based Invictus Survival Sciences, who conducted "the first round" of a preliminary, four-hour training in self-defence for 30 employees at Maruti's Gurgaon plant, said, "Our methods are a mix of (martial art forms) krav maga, kaap, systema, defendo, ground fighting and grappling techniques."