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Adj.1.ground-hugging - of plants that grow relatively low to the ground
low - literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"
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Or make a day-glo display of ground-hugging heucheras - their textured foliage comes in a colours from wine-red to lime green, purple and silver.
There's an optional 6-foot steel mesh run with a flat, ground-hugging skirt to prevent predators from tunneling in, plus extensions to the run.
So we set off uphill, skirting the cliff face of the Darren and following a meandering sheep track through heather and ground-hugging wimberry bushes.
"The current activity has the potential to produce pyroclastic flows, which are fast-moving, ground-hugging currents of ash and hot air," said David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences at Britain's Open University.
Fresh styling sees a wider and lower grille to give the car a more ground-hugging look, something that's more pronounced in the F Sport model, which adopts the same mesh pattern as the new IS F Sport saloon.
"I like them for lawn repair or replacement,'' he said, adding that he stripped 900 square feet of turf grass from his own front yard and replaced it with creeping mazus, a dense, ground-hugging plant.
The book provides the most up-to-date information on their ecology, anatomy, and extinction 65 million years ago, along with their ground-hugging relatives.
The robot also has the benefit of being "extremely light, compact, and robust," EPFL said, pointing out that it "can be easily assembled from materials that are inexpensive and readily available." 'Disaster situations' Although the research still is in the very early stages, the researchers said the long-term goal was to "develop fast, agile, ground-hugging machines for use in exploration, for example for search and rescue in natural disaster situations." The technology could also be used to gain a better understanding why animal legs are built the way they are, and provide "insights into the control architecture of animals," Sprowitz said.
But there will be more coupe than off-roader in the X4's DNA, with a low, ground-hugging stance and only four seats as standard, with a fifth chair as an option.
With its ground-hugging style and large front grille flanked by big, finned fog lamp bezels the Sport certainly looks the business and exclusive aerodynamic parts control the airflow, suppress lift and give the car a lower centre of gravity.
The fiery Ford, which goes on sale next year, boasts an eye-catching if unusual paint job, ground-hugging suspension, big wheels and tyres plus tell-tale central rear double exhaust.