gravel pit

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Noun1.gravel pit - a quarry for gravel
stone pit, quarry, pit - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
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This was the movement that excited the derision of Wickens's boy in the adjacent gravel pit.
Binny--Miss Grits that was; her pa was a grocer, and kept the Little Original Gold Tea Pot in Kensington Gravel Pits.
I believe I may venture to say, that Mrs Wititterly is the first person who took the new medicine which is supposed to have destroyed a family at Kensington Gravel Pits.
As part of its commitment to support working landscapes across the West, The Bureau of Land Managements Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comments on its environmental assessment for C&J Gravels proposal to expand the Montoya Gravel Pit in the Grandview area near Durango.
sand and gravel pit failed to protect an area beyond the pit's boundaries from damage or slides, the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board has determined.
And there are 60 closed gravel pit sites, including those at the Willamette Confluence.
The county's planning committee has deferred voting on a rezoning application which sought to permit a farm equipment and RV sales and repair business to go ahead at a former gravel pit on Governor's Road East.
Quarry sites are often reused as space for housing developments and industrial space; in some cases, gravel pit owners are actually investing their time, money, and expertise to clean up locations with the future goal of creating a more pristine environment.
The gravel pit was periodically used for the disposal of waste oil.
Some 200 Southeastern European migrants, mostly Romanian and Bulgarian Roma, have been involved in another conflict in Norway, as they settled in a privately owned gravel pit in Oslo, according to Norwegian media.
Elizabeth Comeau, whose Elmwood Avenue property abuts what she described as a gravel pit, said she heard yelling some time early yesterday afternoon.
Guiyang, Jumada II 7, 1433, Apr 28, 2012, SPA -- Two miners are missing after a landslide occurred in a gravel pit in southwest China's Guizhou province Saturday, local authorities said.