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irrigation ditch


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n irrigation ditch a ditch to supply dry land with water artificially
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In literature:

Half-way to the hills he was intercepted by an old man who was at work on an irrigating ditch beside the road.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
I see this thirsty plain fed by irrigating-ditches and covered with bearing orchards.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
Hour after hour half dressed men and women will dip up water and pour it into irrigation ditches.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
I was one to help irrigate and look after the ditches.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
As in all arid countries, where everything depends upon irrigation, ditches are everywhere built and repaired in common.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
A mile below where the dams had been destroyed an irrigation ditch tapped the river and carried a full head to the green fields.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
The Staked Plain country is a desert except after the rains or where irrigated by ditches.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
I irrigate my trees direct from a well, in ditches running close to the trees.
"The Apple" by Various
He joined the reporter and they walked out to the field beyond the irrigation ditch.
"Adolescents Only" by Irving E. Cox
An irrigation ditch bordered by willows paralleled the road.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
By water of brooks, rivers, by washing rains and by irrigating ditches.
"Seeds of Michigan Weeds" by W. J. (William James) Beal
This was an irrigating ditch, and if you will notice, at almost regular intervals, smaller dry ditches fork from it.
"The Boy With the U. S. Survey" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
I seemed to be a good while getting out of the irrigating ditch, but Narcissa thinks I was reasonably prompt.
"The Car That Went Abroad" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Must be an irrigation ditch around.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
Such a meadow needs a few lines of underdrains and an irrigating ditch along the highest feasible level.
"Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring" by Anonymous
A main irrigation ditch may be run across the upper end of the field.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
The vineyards were but partially cultivated, and the secos, or ditches for the irrigation of the land, were entirely dry.
"Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk" by John Ross Browne
A man was coming up the middle of the road, his boots wet and muddy from irrigating-ditches, a short black pipe between his teeth.
"For the Soul of Rafael" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Diversion of water from an irrigation ditch in which the diverter has no interest is not a very serious offense.
"Ifugao Law" by R. F. Burton
The irrigation ditches are familiar parts of the landscapes and ever present needs of her cities.
"The Personality of American Cities" by Edward Hungerford

In news:

Springs, wells and irrigation ditches are bone-dry .
BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — Officials from several agencies are still working to determine just what caused the water in an eastern Idaho irrigation ditch to become electrified, killing three people.
Idaho trout left high and dry by irrigation ditches.
Tens of thousands of trout were trapped in irrigation ditches that were shut off from the Boise River earlier this month.
A broken ground wire was responsible for an electric charge in a Bingham County irrigation ditch that claimed the life of an Idaho State University assistant track coach and two would-be rescuers.
Man's Body Found in Irrigation Ditch .
A 6-year-old boy who was found in an irrigation ditch in Churchill County has died at a Reno hospital.
HANSEN, Idaho — The body of a 22-year-old Hansen man was found in an irrigation ditch a day after his car was found in the water.
Garbage collects in an irrigation ditch that runs through Matheny Tract, where residents' tapwater flows from a single well with arsenic levels that exceed federal limits.
WELD COUNTY — Irrigation companies are hoping a new bill will pass giving them help with repairs and maintenance of the ditches.
Man's body found in irrigation ditch.
The body of a 22-year-old Hansen man was found in an irrigation ditch a day after his car was found in the water.
Runoff from recent rains has filled irrigation ditches this past week, but no one knows for sure how long surface water will be available for local farms.
News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro firefighters work to extract Marshall Cox Sr. From beneath his tractor which overturned in an irrigation ditch on Wayne Memorial Drive Tuesday.
Irrigation ditches and crop fields located above contaminated groundwater spreading from the former Anaconda copper mine site are shown near Yerington.