Dead ground


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(Mining) the portion of a vein in which there is no ore.
- Abbott.

See also: Dead

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"William feels he has come there to win, and win well, and he just got blunted in the dead ground. He just doesn't put it to bed.
William (Buick) felt he came there to win and win well and he just gets blunted in the dead ground.
Jimmy was trying to explain the "dead ground" he had spotted; a series of narrow connected breaks in the terrain offering cover for infiltration; how enemy troops could use it to get dangerously close to the base.
We didn't see the selection again until last Sunday in Leopardstown, when he raced prominently and held every chance before finishing sixth to Beau Satchel in a mile handicap, when he was entitled to get a bit tired in the dead ground.
"We have gained some momentum in what we are doing and have clawed back some of the dead ground between us and the top four, but that doesn't change what we have to do.
You saw the way he quickened at Ascot but he just can't do it on this dead ground, it just blunts his speed.
"It's great for everyone." Hogan said of Gordon Lord Byron: "There's only one ground he can't handle and that's dead ground and that's what he met today.
RATING: 4/5 THE DEAD GROUND by Claire McGowan (Headline, trade paperback PS13.99 eBook, PS6.49) IN THIS follow-up to The Lost - McGowan's first novel to feature forensic psychologist Paula Maguire - the reader is immersed into a somewhat disturbing read.
RATING: 8/10 THE DEAD GROUND by Claire McGowan (Headline, trade paperback PS13.99 eBook, PS6.49) IN THIS follow-up to The Lost - McGowan's first novel to feature forensic psychologist Paula Maguire - the reader is immersed into a somewhat disturbing read.
We analyse the terrain we're going to search, we identify the scree and the dead ground which you cannot see (at a distance) and which needs to be checked.
Trainer Keith Goldsworthy said: "This horse is better going right-handed but the dead ground, strong pace and of course Tony, all helped."
His best form has been with cut in the ground but three of Ascot's straight course handicaps fell to dead ground specialists last year on going that was officially too quick for them - and Etherington assures me that his charge is spot on.