spoil bank

spoil bank
   A bank, mound, or other artificial accumulation of rock debris and earthy dump deposits removed from ditches, strip mines, or other excavations.
   Compare: dredge spoil bank.
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  • Spoil bank — Spoil Spoil, n. [Cf. OF. espoille, L. spolium.] 1. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty. [1913 Webster] Gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoil|bank — «SPOYL BANGK», noun. a bank or mound of refuse earth, stone, or other waste material: »Owners of colliery spoilbanks are required to take all practicable steps to minimize the emission of smoke and fumes (London Times) …   Useful english dictionary

  • spoil bank — a bank of excavated refuse or waste earth, as of shale from surface coal mining. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • spoil bank — noun : a bank composed of excavated earth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spoil — Spoil, n. [Cf. OF. espoille, L. spolium.] 1. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty. [1913 Webster] Gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoil pile —     a) A bank, mound, or other artificial accumulation composed of spoil; e.g., an embankment of earthy material removed from a ditch and deposited alongside it.    Compare: dredge spoil bank.     b) A pile of refuse material from an excavation… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • spoil heap — noun : a pile of refuse material from an excavation * * * spoil bank or spoil heap noun A deposit of spoil • • • Main Entry: ↑spoil …   Useful english dictionary

  • dredge spoil bank —    A subaerial mound or ridge that permanently stands above the water composed of dredge spoils; randomly mixed sediments deposited during dredging and dumping.    Compare: dredged channel, dredge deposit shoal, filled marshland.    SW …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • The spoils system — Spoil Spoil, n. [Cf. OF. espoille, L. spolium.] 1. That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty. [1913 Webster] Gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pequaywan Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota — Infobox Settlement official name = Pequaywan Township, Minnesota settlement type = Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image |pushpin pushpin label position =left pushpin map caption =Location within the state of Minnesota… …   Wikipedia

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