A bar ditch, also known as a barrow pit, is a roadside pit or channel dug for drainage purposes. Also, adjacent to pasturage, confines cattle keeping livestock ...
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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 "
Dec 31, 2005
borrow pit n Also barrow pit, burrow ~; rarely barrow, borrow [Because, esp in
sense 1 below, the excavated material is ... Cf
Dec 16, 2007
We responded on this initial alarm the other day. Dispatched as single vehicle
rollover, submerged in burrow
The steeper and longer the
Feb 4, 2012
While the term is a corruption of both