But Smithers was a little fellow who could cover ground wonderfully.
Its short legs could cover ground at an amazing speed, and it had the bold impudence of a creature with few natural enemies.
The results obtained from the simplest machinery can be made to cover ground which is truly artistic.
Then Fresno started off, leading his own horse, and at a trot that showed he wanted to cover ground.
I enclose a note of my own, which, with Marcy friendly, ought to cover ground enough.
It was an immense pile, and seemed to cover ground enough for a moderate-sized town.
They are sharp and they can cover ground faster than we can in the woods.
And that frog-legged second-baseman—oh, say, can't he cover ground!
He gauged, with coldblooded attention to certain rough miles in the journey, just how swiftly Coaley could cover ground and live.
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.
mid-13c., "to put on the ground, to strike down to the ground," from ground (n.). Of ships, "to run into the ground," from mid-15c. Meaning "to base" (an argument, sermon, etc.) is late 14c. Meaning "deny privileges" is 1940s, originally a punishment meted out to pilots (in which sense it is attested from 1930). Related: Grounded; grounding.
"reduced to fine particles by grinding," 1765, past participle adjective from grind.