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 for On even ground
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Even \E"ven\, a. [AS. efen. efn; akin to OS. eban, D. even, OHG.
     eban, G. efen, Icel. jafn, Dan. jevn, Sw. j[aum]mn, Goth.
     ibns. Cf. Anent, Ebb.]
     1. Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from
        irregularities; hence uniform in rate of motion of action;
        as, even ground; an even speed; an even course of conduct.
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     2. Equable; not easily ruffled or disturbed; calm; uniformly
        self-possessed; as, an even temper.
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     3. Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.
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              And shall lay thee even with the ground. --Luke xix.
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     4. Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to
        both sides; owing nothing on either side; -- said of
        accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts
        are even; an even bargain.
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              To make the even truth in pleasure flow. --Shak.
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     5. Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure. "I know
        my life so even." --Shak.
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     6. Associate; fellow; of the same condition. [Obs.] "His even
        servant." --Wyclif (Matt. xviii. 29).
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     7. Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder;
        -- said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.
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              Whether the number of the stars is even or odd.
                                                    --Jer. Taylor.
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     On even ground, with equal advantage.
     On even keel (Naut.), in a level or horizontal position.
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