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wasteground (uncountable)

  1. A barren stretch of ground; wasteland.
    • 1979, Aleksandr Zinoviev, The Yawning Heights
      But the wasteground was already cleared. So the workers resolved to give up a Monday to voluntary labour to scatter rubbish all over it.
    • 1994, D W Hartnett, Black Milk
      He was crawling across the wasteground on the far side of the perimeter fence.