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A scarp or bank defining the upper and lower boundaries of a field. Formed as a result of the gradual downhill movement of soil loosened by ploughing.

Related Terms

Term Note
CULTIVATION TERRACE A strip of land on a slope, which has built up to provide a flat surface for the cultivation of crops.
FIELD BOUNDARY A fence, wall or other boundary enclosing a field. Use only for fragmentary remains; otherwise use FIELD SYSTEM.

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