loose ground

loose ground

[′lüs ‚grau̇nd]
(mining engineering)
Broken, fragmented, or loosely cemented bedrock material that tends to slough from sidewalls into a borehole and must be supported, as with timber sets. Also known as broken ground.
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Grip, after working in secret all the afternoon, and with redoubled vigour while everybody's attention was distracted, had plucked away the straw from Hugh's bed, and turned up the loose ground with his iron bill.
Senior Caroline Tomasian picked up a loose ground ball near the Viking net to score with 18:35 left in the first half for a 4-0 lead.
"The SAF INTRA CD TRAK shows its strengths in particular on loose ground, when driving up hills and when setting off after tipping -- practically at the press of a button, directly from the driver's cab.
3 GRIP The X3 has full-time four-wheel drive that copes easily with loose ground
If PPP doesn't step up its game, then the party will loose ground in Sindh too.
Thaqaffa 3.10 Nottingham 1pt win ??Better surface to suit Longside 4.00 Yarmouth Although Longside ran well for a long way at Doncaster on his reappearance last month, the loose ground would not have been ideal and he is entitled to come on a fair amount for the run now back on his favoured surface.
By saying hardware fault in the S8's OLED panel did not cause the tint, Samsung could appear on loose ground since its previous S-series handsets did not have the same problem despite employing the same Super AMOLED technology.
Wide grooves and channels provide traction and grip on graded and loose ground conditions, www.michelineartlimover.com
There are three modes available: 'Road', 'Loose Ground' and 'Expert'.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Thursday issued emergency alerts in western Hokkaido, saying that heavy rains were expected that could lead to severe flooding, with the unstable weather conditions potentially contributing to loose ground and mudslides if the factors combine.
Along with a bit more plastic cladding on the outside and a different set of alloy wheels, you'll find a little more ground clearance and a knob near the gear lever that lets you choose three different traction control settings; for normal roads, mud or fresh snow and loose ground.