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Ground base


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ground base (Mus) fundamental base; a fundamental base continually repeated to a varied melody.
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  • Milan Kundera
    “Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another.”


In literature:

At their base was dead ground, inaccessible to the musketry of the defenders.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
Youth's errors have possibly been too much condoned upon grounds where age could more justly base its defence.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
But the matter of your own personal welfare seems to me to be substantial enough ground to base a plea on.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
At the southern base of the bluff she halted and put Sassy on the ground with her head pointing up the hill.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Eruption covering the face, vesicular on a deep red ground with some tumefaction; rising vesicular on the limbs with scarlet bases.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
And first we must inquire on what grounds this opinion is based.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Nest in cornfield in a hollow on the ground at the base of a stalk; made of straw and weeds.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
While Tim stood vigilant guard the other two stooped and moved around the base of the tree, narrowly examining the ground.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
As his feet struck ground, they splashed in the water overflowing from a spring at the base of an immense rock.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Thick at base, equal above ground, hollow, appearing like macaroni cooked.
"Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Anonymous
If anything's buried here it's in the ground at the base of the rock.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
The Constitution, as it stands, in basing representation on "respective numbers" covers a broader ground than any you have yet proposed.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Being ignorant of marriage she had no grounds upon which to base a choice.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
This micro-universe is rooted and grounded in a mental base.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
The bases were wooden stakes projecting from the ground four inches.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
The great broad petals are white of ground, but obscured at the base by a cloud of crimson-maroon, save the edges.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
That this base should have foot soldiers patrolling the ground around it seemed absurd on the face of it, especially to the men who had to do it.
"For Every Man A Reason" by Patrick Wilkins
Finally they descended to the ground and crossed the ribbon of grassland to the base of the lofty escarpment.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
The induced radioactivity in the ground about the base of the ship's jets was still too high.
"The Ties That Bind" by Walter Miller
Anyone falling from here would strike the ground about thirty feet from its base.
"The White Hand and the Black" by Bertram Mitford

In poetry:

Scan the lurid past, and tell us
On what ground you base your hopes!
Does an endless line of failures
Warrant brighter horoscopes?
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
When to the ground deprest I was,
Our mushrooms and our bubbles,
Whom neither truth, nor wit, nor grace,
But wealth and pride ennobles
As cruel were as they are base,
And jeer'd me in my troubles.
"The Contented Man's Morice" by George Wither
What would the minstrel's Father-land?
She would strike the base slaves to the ground
Chase from her soil the tyrant hound,
And free her sons in shackles bound,
Or lay them free beneath her sand:
That would my Father-land.
"My Father-Land" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

In contrast to traditional small-signal approaches, the use of large-signal, time-domain design techniques helps deliver low-noise grounded-base oscillators for VHF /UHF applications.
Toulouse, France-based Airbus said that the plane will undergo tests at LAX, including airfield maneuvers, docking at the terminal gate and ground and gate handling exercises.
A Michigan company is recalling about 900 pounds of ground beef over concerns of E. US Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Services said Tuesday that the recall by Tipton, Mich.-based Irish Hills Meat Co.
Tim Cartell has been part of the ground crew for 12 years and helped build the other two blimps based in California and Florida.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Taubman Centers, Inc has officially broken ground on its new Taubman Prestige Outlets Chesterfield project by hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on July 27.
For the first time in a decade, Candice Eisenfeld, the Arizona-based artist known for rendering the natural world in haunted, mood-stricken dreamscapes, has her feet off the ground.
On Thursday, he made a case for clemency based on the grounds that he's innocent of murder.
The base had a problem with ground water contamination over a span of three decades starting in the 1950s.
It takes a lot to keep the grounds looking good at the Marine Corps Logistics Base.
Officials at Dover Air Force Base are conducting a security threat exercise involving the scenario of an active shooter on the grounds of the Dover military installation.
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigade that just this month hit the ground in Afghanistan has lost the first soldier of this deployment.
Construction will begin next fall on Space Fence, an advanced, ground-based radar system that will improve how the US Air Force identifies and tracks orbital objects.
Next September, the Air Force will begin construction at its first site for Space Fence, an advanced ground-based radar system.
The US pulled its support from the opposition Syrian National Council, based in Paris, this week – a signal that the Obama administration plans to put more stock in rebel forces fighting the Assad regime on the ground.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A Los Angeles-based meat company is recalling more than 377,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E.

In science:

Thus, the ground based interferometers will not be sensitive below the limiting frequency of ∼ 10 Hz.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
Optical observations from ground based telescopes soon followed, and a bright optical afterglow with R=12.6 was detected at t = 1.5 hr (Peterson & Price 2003, Torii 2003).
The Variable Light Curve of GRB 030329: The Case for Refreshed Shocks
Some of the more extended GCs will be resolved in our ground-based imaging (at the distance of NGC 5128, 1′′ ≈ 17 pc); W.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
We also have ground-based [O III] narrow-band and continuum images of this region from the survey of H93.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
Proc. 575, Astrophysical Sources for Ground-based Gravitational Wave Detecters, ed. J. M.
The Cosmic Coalescence Rates for Double Neutron Star Binaries
We present in this paper the results of a systematic spectral analysis of 13 GRB afterglows observed by BeppoSAX in X-rays, and by several ground based telescopes in opticalUV, aimed at measuring and constraining the X-ray absorption along the line of sight as well as the extinction in the optical-UV bands.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
Current CCD surveys with HST and large ground- based telescopes bring ∼10%-accurate distances for roughly a hundred galaxies within 5 Mpc.
The Local Group and other neighboring galaxy groups
Both of these studies used ground based imaging to determine the magnitudes and colours of the brightest stars.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
The estimates from this paper use HST photometry which has much better resolution than ground based observations and should resolve individual stars from Hi i regions and compact clusters, reducing this systematic error.
A Study of the Type II-P Supernova 2003gd in M74
For the first survey (ground-based like), the source galaxy redshift distribution has a median redshift zmedian = 1.0, and we assume that the photometric redshift knowledge will allow one to split the source galaxies into successively 2 and 5 bins.
Probing decisive answers to dark energy questions from cosmic complementarity and lensing tomography
The improvement of the constraints as a function of the scales probed by the ground-based like weak lensing survey (notomography).
Probing decisive answers to dark energy questions from cosmic complementarity and lensing tomography
As shown in figure 4, the WL-improvement arises from probing non-linear scales (l & 100), with a significant jump between l ∼ 200 and ∼ 2000 for the ground-based like survey considered.
Probing decisive answers to dark energy questions from cosmic complementarity and lensing tomography
In Ground-based instrumentation for astronomy, SPIE Vol. 5492, A.F.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Bloom (2003) found that there are strong observational biases in ground-based redshift discovery, and suggested to use a probability function related to the luminosity distance to minimize this effect.
Testing Gamma-Ray Burst Jet Structure with the Distribution of Gamma-Ray Energy Release
Due to its dimness, we were unable to confirm its carbonrich nature with ground-based spectroscopy.
R CrB Candidates in the Small Magellanic Cloud: Observations of Cold, Featureless Dust with the Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph