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ditch

1. a narrow channel dug in the earth, usually used for drainage, irrigation, or as a boundary marker
2. any small, natural waterway
3. Irish a bank made of earth excavated from and placed alongside a drain or stream
4. Informal either of the gutters at the side of a tenpin bowling lane

ditch

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(civil engineering)
A small artificial channel cut through earth or rock to carry water for irrigation or drainage.
A long narrow cut made in the earth to bury pipeline, cable, or similar installations.
(petroleum engineering)
On a drilling rig, a mudflow trench leading from the conductor-pipe outlet.
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But we do not think that the ditches, and the palisades or banks that sometimes existed next to them, were built to increase the habitability of the places, or to defend them.
By SARAH HODGSON Daily Post Reporter sarah.hodgson@triniu banks and ditches to protect it from Prince of Wales Llewelyn ap Gruffydd's troops.
Pursuant to the instructions of the Fujairah Municipality Director, 40 such ditches were identified and 24 have already been filled.
But we can use these ditches to minimize pesticide and nutrient losses in runoff--and it can be done without taking any cropland out of production.
It's high school all over again for the girls in Hollywood, as Gwyneth Paltrow ditches her old bff for a new one.
Very few camps have underground pipe networks to convey storm water--instead, camps typically have open ditches and culverts.
A 400-mile network of ditches on the Migneint between Ffestiniog and Llanrwst will over time be filled in to restore the area to its natural state.
United's youth team director Brian McClair told the club magazine: "It's a single track road with ditches on either side.
You can find erosion ditches nearly everywhere, and they influence deer movement in a very predictable way.
AUSTIN, TX HAS MORE than its fair share of fun ditches to shred.
Scirpus atrovirens Willd.; Dark Green Bulrush, Green Bulrush; Roadside ditches and meadow; Common; C = 4; BSUH 14928.
Last week I was bird-watching in the open area to the west of Adhari, checking the few small ditches that survive for birds and checking the open area for breeding Kentish plover and crested larks.