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. Trefusis was glad of the interruption; and, when he gave the boy twopence and bade him begone, half hoped that he would insist on remaining.
Binny--Miss Grits that was; her pa was a grocer, and kept the Little Original Gold Tea Pot in Kensington Gravel Pits. They were married last month, and are just come back from Margate.
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. I believe she was.
11, 2018, AMI will be responsible for managing gravel pit operations, without limiting the scope of work to be performed, the services under the contract as follows:
Stewart (hereafter Bobby) appeals from a circuit court order setting his obligation for accrued rent on a gravel pit he leased from the decedent, his father Robert T.
And there are 60 closed gravel pit sites, including those at the Willamette Confluence.
Summit Materials Inc., Denver, has acquired Sierra Ready Mix, LLC, which serves the Las Vegas market from one sand & gravel pit and two concrete plants.
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 18-acre site contains a landfill and a gravel pit. For more than 20 years, beginning in the early 1960's, household and septic tank wastes were disposed of in the landfill.
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.