backfill

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backfill

In construction and excavation work,to fill something with additional dirt.When building foundation walls or retaining walls,one excavates a space large enough to build the walls and provide a comfortable work space,and then backfills with additional rock and dirt afterward.

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Return filled pumpkins (a few at a time, if they don't all fit) and lids to a rack at least 1 inch above l 1/2 inches of water in the wok or pan.
Renowned for an aggressive approach which has on occasion landed him in hot water with officials, the Corbridge native''s return fills the gap vacated by Darren Fearn''s departure from the propping ranks.
Taxpayers also stumped up pounds 910 in fees after Mr Kilfoyle paid to have his tax return filled in by Abrams Ashton Accountants three times between August, 2004, and July, 2006.
That's how the cost was incurred." Taxpayers also stumped up pounds 910 in fees after Mr Kilfoyle paid to have his tax return filled in by accountants three times between August, 2004, and July, 2006.