from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 1. One who lays the groundwork or foundation.
  • noun In ceramics, a person who lays grounds. See bossing, 1.


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  • But armed men festooned themselves about its exterior and it went bumping and rolling to the massive ground-layer girders of the grid.

    This World Is Taboo Murray Leinster 1935

  • Simulations of wildfire-induced carbon losses from Alaskan black spruce stands over the past 60 years suggest that ground-layer combustion has accelerated regional carbon losses over the past decade, owing to increases in burn area and late-season burning. News 2010


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