borrow pit


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borrow pit

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(Civil Engineering) civil engineering an excavation dug to provide fill to make up ground elsewhere
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Noun1.borrow pit - a pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site
cavity, pit - a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
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Tenders are invited for Construction of storm water drain (covered rcc pipe) at borrow pit area from new gate pass section to bpcl road (inside iocl borrow pit land) at gujarat refinery.
A key factor in determining whether a site is a borrow pit also includes whether the site is intermittent, or a continuous-use site.
A 156+/- acre Borrow Pit & Horticultural Recycling Center.
Since some of the litter appeared to be currency, he stopped to gather some, and soon retrieved thousands of dollars from the traffic lane and a nearby borrow pit.
Fishing sandals: You can't watch TV on a Saturday without seeing a good ol' boy with a Southern twang and a pair of Birkenstocks derricking bass out of a borrow pit.
Moreover, the company is objecting to DEP's order to clean up concentrated heavy metal sediment in a former borrow pit called Gold Lake using a method known as hydraulic dredging.