Catchdrain
Catchdrain Catch"drain`, n. A ditch or drain along the side of a hill to catch the surface water; also, a ditch at the side of a canal to catch the surplus water. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Catchwater — Catch wa ter, n. A ditch or drain for catching water. See {Catchdrain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catchwork — Catch work , n. A work or artificial water course for throwing water on lands that lie on the slopes of hills; a catchdrain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cornelius Vermuyden — Sir Cornelius Wasterdyk Vermuyden (Sint Maartensdijk, 1595 – London, 11 October 1677)[1] was a Dutch engineer who introduced Dutch reclamation methods to Britain, and made the first important attempts to drain The Fens of East Anglia. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

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