Groundsill
Groundsel Ground"sel, Groundsill Ground"sill`, n. [Ground + sill.] See {Ground plate} (a), under {Ground} [1913 Webster]

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  • groundsill — [ground′səl] n. the lowest horizontal timber in the framework of a building: also sp. groundsel …   English World dictionary

  • groundsill — /grownd sil /, n. the lowermost sill of a framed structure, esp. one lying close to the ground. Also, groundsel. Also called ground beam, ground plate. [1400 50; late ME grownsel. See GROUND1, SILL] * * * …   Universalium

  • groundsill — noun /ˈɡraʊndsəl/ a) A timber beam used as the foundation for a building. b) The lowest beam of a door frame; the threshold …   Wiktionary

  • groundsill — ground·sill …   English syllables

  • groundsill — ground•sill [[t]ˈgraʊndˌsɪl[/t]] also groundsel II, n. bui the lowermost sill of a framed structure, esp. one lying close to the ground • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • groundsill — ˈgrau̇n(d)sə̇l, ˌsil noun Etymology: Middle English ground sille archaic : groundsel II …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground plate — noun 1. archaic : a timber laid horizontally on or near the ground to support the uprights of a building : sill 2. : a metallic plate buried in the ground to connect a circuit to earth * * * 1. Elect. a metal plate for making a ground connection… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground|sel — ground|sel1 «GROWND suhl», noun. any one of a large genus of plants of the composite family with yellow flower heads. The seeds of some kinds are used for bird food. Various species are called ragwort. ╂[Old English grundeswelge < grund ground …   Useful english dictionary

  • Groundsel — Ground sel, Groundsill Ground sill , n. [Ground + sill.] See {Ground plate} (a), under {Ground} [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Anne's Guild — was one of the medieval religious guilds or associations of the City of Dublin, Ireland. It is most noteworthy for the considerable documentary evidence extant and for having survived as a Catholic lay association until the eighteenth century,… …   Wikipedia

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