from The Century Dictionary.

  • Alive; not buried.


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  • But its underlying bedrock makes it expensive to bury vulnerable above-ground power lines.

    If a Tree Falls, Will the Lights Go Out? Maybe in Connecticut Shelly Banjo 2011

  • In those days, the postage-stamp lawns were manicured, and a Sears above-ground swimming pool was all it took to make you the most popular kid on the block.

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  • Instead, he pads out his account with clumsy attempts to equate those rogues with the above-ground financiers in their own day and ours.

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  • Government officials said the report did not materially alter their prior understanding of the spread and extent of contamination, previously estimated through aerial surveys and above-ground radiation monitoring.

    Japan Finds Radiation Spread Over a Wide Area Mitsuru Obe 2011

  • Montgomery County has more power lines above-ground than many of its neighbors, said Pepco spokesman Bob Hainey.

    Washington lurches to its feet after hard-hitting storm Ashley Halsey III 2011

  • James Torgersen , CEO of United Illuminating, said burying 3,000 miles of above-ground power lines would cost between $3 billion to $6 billion.

    Weak Regulation Blamed in Outages Shelly Banjo 2011

  • So, when you are at the bottom of a deep deflationary hole and you cannot stay there … when you must get back to inflationary above-ground altitude … what do you do?

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  • "The J train is great," he said as he waited for one to pull up to a sunny above-ground platform at Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn.

    'Workhorse' Subway Line Gets Star Turn Andrew Grossman 2011

  • And perhaps most importantly, the state is more densely forested and populated than most, leaving its more than 20,000 miles of mostly above-ground power lines vulnerable to falling snow-laden trees.

    Connecticut's Power Woes Outshine Rest Shelly Banjo 2011

  • Courtesy of Octavian Backlit photography clearly shows ullage level and label quality "One of the great advantages of having an underground storage facility as opposed to an above-ground warehouse," says Mr. Greer, "is that a thief can't just take a large vehicle and smash their way in."

    The Wine Connoisseur's Underground Vault Will Lyons 2011


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