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|Whippoorwill||American Cultural oddities (125* d)||RE: American Cultural oddities||20 Apr 98|
In the midwest we call them "borrow pits." Usually they're man-made ponds or lakes where dirt was "borrowed" to use as fill for a new roadway. When I was little I could never understand why they called it borrowing if they weren't going to put it back. Come to think of it, I still don't understand.