from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 1. One who lays the groundwork or foundation.
- noun In ceramics, a person who lays grounds. See
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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.
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