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The Palace of westminster's clock tower has not been perfectly vertical for years because of shifting ground conditions and tunnelling for Tube lines.
For foundation repair companies, at least, the drought is a boon because the same soil that causes water lines to rupture and streets to crack causes foundations to buckle under the shifting ground.
There is no doubt, however, that in the first half of 2011 there has been shifting ground.
At its most laissez-faire, the practice portrays "the street" to be a shifting ground of suffering and self-interest, sceptical alienation from politics and innocent devotion to a given politician.
Boring on grade is difficult enough, but we were also dealing with wet sandy soil, and maintaining the grade in shifting ground conditions can be a tough challenge," says Rea.
39pm was believed to be caused by what seismologists call a "mountain bump," in which shifting ground forces chunks of rock from the walls.
39pm on Thursday was believed to be caused by what seismologists call a "mountain bump," in which shifting ground forces chunks of rock from the walls.
But its party political broadcast today seems to be shifting ground to stress the positive.
The search was complicated by heavy downpours threatening to send more mudslides on the 752 troops, firefighters and volunteers working on the soft, shifting ground.
The main chapters of Shifting Ground examine how six twentieth-century poets frame their landscapes, especially "flux" (2003, 15) that they all must struggle to understand.