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Bar ditch

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A borrow ditch, is a roadside channel dug for drainage purposes. Typically, the dirt is "borrowed" from the ditch, and used to crown the road. It is a variation of a ...

Borrow Ditch | Definition of Borrow Ditch by Merriam-Webster

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Define borrow ditch: a ditch dug along a roadway to furnish fill and provide drainage—borrow ditch in a sentence.

borrow ditch | Dictionary of American Regional English

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No borrow ditch shall be over 300 feet in length, there being left a ramp of earth in place 30 feet wide at each 300 foot interval. 1894 U.S. War Dept. Annual Rept.

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<1950 “What then happens to other uses of the word ditch? The ditch. The ditch by the side of the upgraded road is called a 'bar pit,' 'borrow pit ...

borrow pit / ditch | WordReference Forums

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Dec 31, 2005 ... Field and topic: Hello I hope the people here can settle a huge arguement and i hope im using this forum appropriatly. the arguemet is about ...

Texan Etymology of Pipelining Terms [Archive] - Straight Dope ...

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The most plausible explanation I've heard for this is that it's a Canadian corruption of the Texan pronounciation of "borrow ditches," as in ...

Barrow pit | Define Barrow pit at Dictionary.com

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Barrow pit definition, a roadside borrow pit dug for drainage purposes. See more. ... Also called bar pit, bar ditch. Origin of barrow pit. Expand. apparently in ...

localisation - "Barrow Pit." Western American Term for Ditch ...

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I'm from the American West and have heard a term local (northern Utah, southern Idaho, western Wyoming) rural farmers and ranchers use regularly with a ...

Suggested outcomes: upside down in borrow ditch with water ...

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We responded on this initial alarm the other day. Dispatched as single vehicle rollover, submerged in burrow ditch, unkown victims entrapped.

Voice of Reason: You say potato . . .

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Dec 16, 2007 ... Hit gold with barrow pit, which is a Western United States noun ... I have to admit, I grew up calling the ditch along the road the borrow pit which ...

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Bar ditch « The Word Detective

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Feb 4, 2012 ... It seems entirely possible that “borrow pit” became “barrow pit” or “barrow ditch” ( which is almost as common in the US as “bar ditch”) and then ...

Definition of “bar ditch” by Stephen Graham Jones: Home Ground

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While the term is a corruption of both barrow ditch and borrow ditch and shares characteristics with both, a bar ditch is more recent than either, as it came into ...

Bar ditch | Define Bar ditch at Dictionary.com

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apparently in reference to the mound of earth dug from the pit (see barrow<sup>2</sup>); variants with bar perhaps from regional pronunciation of barrow. Dictionary.com ...