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 Ground Arms (To).Grove. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Groundlings.
 
Those who stood in the pit, which was the ground in ancient theatres.   1
       
“To split the ears of the groundlings.”
       
Shakespeare: Hamlet, iii. 2.
 


 Ground Arms (To).Grove. 

 
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