stamping ground


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stamp·ing ground

(stăm′pĭng)

stamping ground

n
a habitual or favourite meeting or gathering place

stamp′ing ground`


n.
a habitual or favorite haunt.
[1780–90]

stamping ground

, stomping ground - Stamping ground or stomping ground originally referred to a location frequented by animals.
See also related terms for location.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stamping ground - a frequently visited place
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
gathering place - a favorite haunt where people gather

stamping ground

noun
1. A frequently visited place:
Slang: hangout.
2. The natural environment of an animal or plant:
Translations

stamping ground

[ˈstæmpɪŋˈgraʊnd] n to be sb's (old) stamping groundessere il ritrovo (favorito) di qn
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I'm sorry I frightened you out of your favorite stamping ground," he said rather aimlessly.
Here alone were dews and rains, here alone was an open sea, here was water in plenty; and all this was but the stamping ground of fierce brutes and from its beauteous and fertile expanse the wicked remnants of two once mighty races barred all the other millions of Barsoom.
All the way back to the stamping ground of the apes, Tarzan sought for an explanation of the strange power which had stayed his hand and prevented him from slaying Mbonga.
So Malaita remains today, in the twentieth century, the stamping ground of the labor recruiters, who farm its coasts for laborers who engage and contract themselves to toil on the plantations of the neighboring and more civilized islands for a wage of thirty dollars a year.
For that is the pity of the adventure-path, which is one of John Barleycorn's favourite stamping grounds.
In their stamping grounds in the jungle the three were familiar figures.
Since the loss of his mate, a great longing had possessed him to return to the haunts of his youth--to the untracked jungle wilderness where he had lived the life he loved best long before man had invaded the precincts of his wild stamping grounds.
The adventure decided me never again to leave the limits of my prescribed stamping grounds until I was ready to venture forth for good and all, as it would certainly result in a curtailment of my liberties, as well as the probable death of Woola, were we to be discovered.
You'd have to go farther west to find my stamping grounds.
However, in showing those pictures you were on my childhood stamping ground so I had no trouble in spotting a couple of errors.
The streets around there and the recreation area, were my old stamping ground as, when I was a child, I lived close by.
Victory for the Nats in the former PM's old stamping ground could signal that they are on course for something like the clean sweep some of the opinion polls have been suggesting.