Definition of Hardpans

1. Noun. (plural of hardpan) ¹



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Definition of Hardpans

1. hardpan [n] - See also: hardpan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hardpans

hardmouthed
hardness
hardness scale
hardnesses
hardnose
hardnosed
hardnoses
hardock
hardocks
hardoke
hardokes
hardons
hardpack
hardpacks
hardpan
hardpans (current term)
hardpoint
hardpoints
hardpressed
hards
hardscape
hardscapes
hardscrabble
hardset
hardshell
hardship
hardships
hardspun
hardstand
hardstanding

Literary usage of Hardpans

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1. Soils: Their Formation, Properties, Composition, and Relations to Climate by Eugene Woldemar Hilgard (1921)
"The latter class of hardpans is especially conspicuous in the case of swampy ground and damp forests, where " moor- bedpan " and reddish ..."

2. Use of Water in Irrigation by Samuel Fortier (1916)
"These hardpans are the result of a concentration of lime and to a limited extent of clay at a depth ..."

3. Use of Water in Irrigation by Samuel Fortier (1915)
"These hardpans are the result of a concentration of lime and to a limited extent of clay at a depth ..."

4. Soil Alkali: Its Origin, Nature, and Treatment by Franklin Stewart Harris (1920)
"Cameron (5) gives the following explanation of the origin of hardpans: "The application of the present ... hardpans vary much in their physical properties. ..."

5. The Handbook of Horticulture and Viticulture of Western Australia by A. Despeissis, Western Australia Dept. of Agriculture (1903)
"These hardpans prevent the penetration into the deeper soil of roots as well as of water, and their breaking up previous to the cultivation of those marshes ..."

6. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Some hardpans are water-tight, others water-bearing. Peat, Bog, Etc.—It is sometimes necessary to put floating foundations for railroads or other structures ..."

7. American Sewerage Practice by Leonard. Metcalf, Harrison Prescott Eddy (1915)
"hardpans, soils, and other materials. The effort to apply it to such materials is not to be encouraged, and the results are not to be depended upon. ..."

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