piece of ground


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Noun1.piece of ground - an extended area of landpiece of ground - an extended area of land    
baseball diamond, infield, diamond - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
center field, centerfield, center - the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center"
left field, leftfield, left - the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left; "the batter flied out to left"
outfield - the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
right field, rightfield, right - the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
short - the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
railway yard, railyard, yard - an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
desert - arid land with little or no vegetation
oasis - a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field - a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
minefield - a region in which explosives mines have been placed
breeding ground - a place where animals breed
clearing, glade - a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
field - a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"
field of fire - the area that a weapon or group of weapons can cover effectively with gun fire from a given position
grounds - a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)
athletic field, playing area, playing field, field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
industrial park - a tract of land at a distance from city center that is designed for a cluster of businesses and factories
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
mud flat - a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
parade ground - an area for holding parades
fairground - an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses
midway - the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
fairway - a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
park, parkland - a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property; "there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park"
common, commons, green, park - a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
picnic area, picnic ground - a tract of land set aside for picnicking
public square, square - an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
toll plaza - an area where tollbooths are located
range - a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze; "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
sector - a portion of a military position
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"
subdivision - an area composed of subdivided lots
mine field - a tract of land containing explosive mines
terrain - a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential; "they decided to attack across the rocky terrain"
plot of ground, plot of land, patch, plot - a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
lot - a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"
yard - a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings); "they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"
yard - a tract of land where logs are accumulated
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Every other day, these troops were marched out in martial array, to a level piece of ground in the vicinity, and there for hours went through all sorts of military evolutions, surrounded by flocks of the natives, who looked on with savage admiration at the show, and as savage a hatred of the actors.
In the circular piece of ground in front of the verandah were two cracked vases, from which red flowers drooped, with a stone fountain between them, now parched in the sun.
The question now was, whether a piece of ground outside the town should be secured as a burial-ground by means of assessment or by private subscription.
In front of the academy was a vacant piece of ground, that was intended for a public square.
When we came thither, we found, to our great satisfaction, that it was a swampy piece of ground, and on the one side a very great spring of water, which, running out in a little brook, was a little farther joined by another of the like size; and was, in short, the source of a considerable river, called afterwards the Wirtska; the trees which grew about this spring were not above two hundred, but very large, and stood pretty thick, so that as soon as we got in, we saw ourselves perfectly safe from the enemy unless they attacked us on foot.
The scenery is very uninteresting; there is scarcely a house, an enclosed piece of ground, or even a tree, to give it an air of cheerfulness Yet, after being imprisoned for some time in a ship, there is a charm in the unconfined feeling of walking over boundless plains of turf.
In the first ecstasy of having a garden all my own, and in my burning impatience to make the waste places blossom like a rose, I did one warm Sunday in last year's April during the servants' dinner hour, doubly secure from the gardener by the day and the dinner, slink out with a spade and a rake and feverishly dig a little piece of ground and break it up and sow surreptitious ipomaea, and run back very hot and guilty into the house, and get into a chair and behind a book and look languid just in time to save my reputation.
So I promised to leave the cretin in peace in his dwelling, with the understanding that he should live quite by himself, and that the remaining families in the village should cross the stream and come to live in the town, in some new houses which I myself undertook to build, adding to each house a piece of ground for which the Commune was to repay me later on.
Simply, that having ascertained that the piece of ground on which I stand was to let, I made application for it, was readily accepted by the proprietor, and am now master of this fine crop of lucerne.
She had long ago bought, out of her own savings, a little piece of ground in our old churchyard near the grave of 'her sweet girl', as she always called my mother; and there they were to rest.
Seedlings, also, are destroyed in vast numbers by various enemies; for instance, on a piece of ground three feet long and two wide, dug and cleared, and where there could be no choking from other plants, I marked all the seedlings of our native weeds as they came up, and out of the 357 no less than 295 were destroyed, chiefly by slugs and insects.
Round the cottage on the moor there was a piece of ground enclosed by a low wall of rough stones.