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Barrow Pit

A caller in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, refers to a roadside ditch as a borrow pit, as if the dirt dug from it was “borrowed” to form the raised surface of the road. It’s a misinterpretation of the original term, barrow pit, deriving...

grapple truck

grapple truck  n.— «There are trucks which has a grapple loader mounted to its frame and are used to carry bulky waste or garbage are called as Grapple trucks. These trucks are used at construction sites to pick up dirt which has been...

macro tunnel

macro tunnel  n.— «“Macro tunnels” are like miniature, traditional greenhouses. Shallow dirt canals are dug into the soil to use as walkways and slopes between act as elevated planting beds. The tunnels are then covered with a tarp...

liner

liner  n.— «Ten years ago, Roger Ruske told growers, Cumberland Nurseries decided to become a supplier of “liners.” Liners is a term for immature plants or trees that are kept for a year. The nursery that grows them then sells...

dirt diving

dirt diving  n.— «Tucked away on a long driveway, just after a donkey farm, is Vermont Skydiving Adventures (VSA).…Last Friday, four regulars were “dirt diving,” the term for practicing maneuvers on the ground. They were planning on...

spoil bank

spoil bank  n.— «In the rolling hills just a few miles outside town, a forest of black locust, black cherry and young sugar maple grows from what the locals call spoil banks, mounds of dirt and rock tossed aside by years of strip-mining...