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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DITCH

His mind had been so preoccupied that he had forgotten about the ditch.

I went racing, but a half mile north I skidded into the ditch.

Good Indian took one long step over the ditch, and went on steadily.

Upon which he bid the postillion alight, and look into the ditch.

How many times I used to have bets with my cousins that I would jump that ditch!

Whose cow is that at the top of the ditch, half through my hedge?

They carried it through the rain back to the ditch and placed it away.

The three boys found Frank waiting for them at the ditch, at which they arrived at dark.

You men with the sickles, lie in the ditch there, and cut at the legs of the brutes.

He leaped a ditch, went through a rail fence, and fled across a field.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dic "ditch, dike," a variant of dike (q.v.). Last ditch (1715) refers to the last line of military defenses.

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