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Related to borrow: borrow pit
1. Golf a deviation of a ball from a straight path because of the slope of the ground
2. material dug from a borrow pit to provide fill at another
George (Henry). 1803--81, English traveller and writer. His best-known works are the semiautobiographical novels of Gypsy life and language, Lavengro (1851) and its sequel The Romany Rye (1857)
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Earth material such as sand and gravel that is taken from one location to be used as fill at another.
An arithmetically negative carry; it occurs in direct subtraction by raising the low-order digit of the minuend by one unit of the next-higher-order digit; for example, when subtracting 67 from 92, a tens digit is borrowed from the 9, to raise the 2 to a factor of 12; the 7 of 67 is then subtracted from the 12 to yield 5 as the units digit of the difference; the 6 is then subtracted from 8, or 9-1, yielding 2 as the tens digit of the difference.
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Material taken from one location for use as fill elsewhere.
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