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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROUNDING

The former received a grounding in grammar, reading, and writing.

The grounding should be in fine twisted silk: any color may be used.

“Pass, friend,” said the sentry, grounding his gun with a clang.

In five minutes, Winslow was grounding her on the West shore.

In fact, such a thought had never had any grounding, even in Drouet's desires.

Norwegian policy after the grounding of the Consular negotiations.

The tide was running out rapidly, and the risk of grounding was serious.

When the grounding is finished, cut under the slope, half way up.

Bilge-pieces: Placed on a vessel's side to support her when grounding.

They destroy the right which they might have, by grounding it on a right which they cannot have.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English grund "bottom, foundation, ground, surface of the earth," especially "bottom of the sea" (a sense preserved in run aground), from Proto-Germanic *grundus, which seems to have meant "deep place" (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish grund, Dutch grond, Old High German grunt, German Grund "ground, soil, bottom;" Old Norse grunn "a shallow place," grund "field, plain," grunnr "bottom"). No known cognates outside Germanic. Sense of "reason, motive" first attested c.1200; electrical sense is from 1870.

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