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English translation: trial pit

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German term or phrase:Schurf
English translation:trial pit
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12:55 Mar 26, 2004
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Geology
German term or phrase: Schurf
Schurf is a geological term. Means a small excavation done by hand or with excavator for assessing soil/sediment condition.
Joachim
trial pit
Explanation:
I've even dug some and written about lots of them.
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Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 22:54
Grading comment
Trial pit is the term that fits best. Thanks Alan.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +3trial pit
Alan Johnson


  

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31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
trial pit


Explanation:
I've even dug some and written about lots of them.

Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 22:54
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 232
Grading comment
Trial pit is the term that fits best. Thanks Alan.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Hollywood
3 mins

agree  Kim Metzger: Would "test digging" makes sense here? (Langenscheidt Technik)
1 hr
  -> Well, Kim, I would be tempted to say "not really", but then, neither does "Art/Literary". As always, context would help.

agree  Judith Lang: If Schurf is the same as Schürfloch, I totally agree with trial pit
1 day3 hrs
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