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Bar ditch - Wikipedia


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.

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


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 ...

Bar ditch | Define Bar ditch at Dictionary.com


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 ...

Bridgehunter.com | Borrow Ditch Bridge


Timber stringer bridge over Borrow Ditch on Maple Street in Big Springs.

barrow pit - Voice of Reason


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 ...

borrow pit / ditch | WordReference Forums


Does anyone outside Utah call them borrow pits ? thanks a millipn for any ... pit' in my life. for me, and im from the Pacific Northwest, it's a ditch.

Borrow Ditches - Weld County


Landowners using borrow ditches along County rights-of-way for irrigation runoff and other uses, whether the original consent to such uses was expressly given ...

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


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

Bank says no? Ditch the bank – borrow from the crowd | New Scientist


Dec 12, 2011 ... Ditch the bank – borrow from the crowd. By MacGregor Campbell. The Occupy movement has gone global. The first and final paragraphs of this ...

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Bar ditch « The Word Detective


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 ...

borrow ditch | Dictionary of American Regional English


Note: This entry was previously barrow ditch. borrow ditch n [Cf borrow pit n. (The chronology of attestations makes connection with EDD barrow ditch “A small ...

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


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 ...