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holding ground

[′hōl·diŋ ‚grau̇nd]
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The bottom ground of an anchorage; the term is usually preceded by an adjective to indicate the quality of the holding power of the material constituting the bottom.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Jimmy said it felt like a piece of work for her and he didn't stretch her on the holding ground.
But 5 1/2 years of sustained combat have transformed the venerable 113-acre institution into something else entirely--a holding ground for physically and psychologically damaged outpatients.
It is a mistake to develop an obsession with holding ground, though the Taliban will try to present this as a reverse for us."
Masked militants attack a US base and a local government building with mortars and rockets in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, before holding ground on central streets.
In Holding Ground: Game Birds, Gun Dogs, Friends, And The Land In Between, Sam draws upon his years of experience and expertise to write twenty-three stories and poems about game bird hunting ranging from his youth hunting the valleys of eastern New Hampshire to his current abode in Washington's Cascade Range.
His fourth place behind Millenary in the Emirates Airline Yorkshire Cup looks sound form, especially as it was over a trip short of Mr Dinos' best and on holding ground that would not particularly have suited the horse.
His book underlines the strength of the regimental system and the fundamental importance in war of infantry holding ground.
The Nairobi County government has moved a step closer in streamlining boda boda operations in the city by identifying locations which will be used as passenger pick-up points.County Roads and Transport Executive Hitan Majevdia said the county government is in the process of putting up six boda boda sheds to act as designated holding ground for use by the motorcycle riders.
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