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  • win row or wing row?????

    I feel like an a%# for even asking this but I just have to know.
    I was in construction for a good number of years and that is why this is so hard to ask. That and, I think I already know the answer and, I've been wrong all these years.
    I have always referred to the row of dirt/snow/sand or whatever left buy the sides of a plow/blade as a win row. I've only referred to it as a win row because I thought thats what everyone else was saying and, up till tonight I have never had a reason to question it or even think about it for that matter.
    Tonight my wife made reference to it as a WING row. As soon as she said it, it made total sense (example: the wing of a plow leaving behind a row of snow.) It hit me like (a ton of bricks) as soon as she said it.
    I hope I have been right after all these years but in light of the new information my brain has received, I fear I may be wrong.
    So my question is: win row or wing row?????

    Gene(The Maine moose: Just a JACKASS with antlers)
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    Re: win row or wing row?????

    I'm going to jump in here at the risk of being ignorant, but what the Hay! (pun intended).

    Seems to me, back when I was a teen, the term was "wind-row". Basically as I remember it, it was the row left by the tiller, or hay rake. The idea being that as such, it could be dried or aerated.

    So if that is correct, then you're both pretty close... if I'm remembering wrong, then that makes two out of three of us who are wrong, and neither you nor her will be alone.

    CWS
    Last edited by CWSmith; 12-04-2007, 08:32 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: win row or wing row?????

      O.K., now I'm really starting to get confused because that makes perfect sense as well.
      INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
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      • #4
        Re: win row or wing row?????

        Windrow is the answer.....
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        • #5
          Re: win row or wing row?????

          Gene, I don't know what a pile of snow left by the plow is called, but as a Maine native (Rumford) I know what I called the snow plow driver after he deposited one in my just shoveled driveway. It wasn't nice.
          When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

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          • #6
            Re: win row or wing row?????

            Gene, I don't know what a pile of snow left by the plow is called, but as a Maine native (Rumford) I know what I called the snow plow driver after he deposited one in my just shoveled driveway. It wasn't nice. Today 07:43 PM
            :twofinger2: HA HA HA. It never fails. As soon as your drive way is clear, here he comes the SOB.

            We just had a wicked big first snow storm 14".
            My Grandpa was a big wig at the mill in Rumford. He always use to say about the stink, "AHHHHH, The smell of money." So now whenever a customer ask how I can deal with the sewer stink I say "AHHHHHH, The smell of money".

            I called a friend about win, wing or, wind row. It turns out we have many terms for the same thing. I think it has something to do with our accent. We have a tendency to cut our words off.

            Maine to TN?? hows that? you should come back home. We're getting over run with transplants.
            INSIGHT PIPE is now Maine Drain Serving most of ME with no charge for travel! 207-431-6232 is nolonger a working # our NEW # is 207-355-1476
            Sewer main snaking (roto rooting). Sink clogs. Sewer backup. Pipe inspection/locating. No Dig trenchless repair. Root clog removal.We are NOT to replace your local Plumber, as we do not do plumbing. WE ARE YOUR DRAIN CLEANING EXPERTS!!! www.sewermaine.com waterville winslow bangor augusta skowhegan fairfield pittsfield oakland

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            • #7
              Re: win row or wing row?????

              Windrow is not just hay or snow it is any material which is accumulated in a row type fashion. Even the spoils from digging a trench with a backhoe is a windrow or better yet a row of sand mounds on a beach set as protection during a storm is a windrow.

              Mark
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              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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              • #8
                Re: win row or wing row?????

                Yep we call them all "wind rows" in these here parts...

                Think it was originally a farming term...
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                • #9
                  Re: win row or wing row?????

                  Here in Wisconsin, it was always a windrow also unless you were from Manitowoc or Valders, then the Valders accent kicked in and I couldn't tell what the he!! they were saying. Webster's Dictionary, which has always been the tie breaker in my book, says it is indeed a windrow -- no space between the wind and the row.
                  Jim Don
                  PS The other two words, wingrow or winrow, do not even show up in Webster's.

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                  • #10
                    Re: win row or wing row?????

                    http://www.answers.com/topic/windrow
                    windrow
                    n.
                    A row, as of leaves or snow, heaped up by the wind.
                    A long row of cut hay or grain left to dry in a field before being bundled.
                    tr.v., -rowed, -row·ing, -rows.
                    To shape or arrange into a windrow.
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                    • #11
                      Re: win row or wing row?????

                      Wikipedia ....
                      A windrow is a row of cut hay or small grain crop. It is allowed to dry before being baled, combined, or rolled. For hay, the windrow is often formed by a hay rake, which rakes hay that has been cut by a mower into a row. For small grain crops which are to be harvested, the windrow is formed by swather which both cuts the crop and forms the windrow.
                      The term may also be applied to a row of any other material such as snow[1]. In the case of snow, windrows are created by snow plows as they plow streets. The windrow may block driveways. Some municipalities have windrow removal service where a smaller plow goes to each individual driveway to clear the windrow. Most cities simply make the home owner clear the windrow to their own driveway. A few cities will plow the windrow to the center of the street, blow the snow into trucks, and haul it away. Windrows made of snow are also called berms or more commonly, snow banks.
                      A windrow can also be the build-up of material on the edge of newly graded earthworks and dirt roads, or it can be a heap of road-building material laid down by a dump truck for collection by a paving machine.
                      Windrows of seaweed etc also form on the surface of lakes or seas due to cylindrical Langmuir circulation just under the surface caused by the action of the wind.
                      Windrows are often used in large scale vermicomposting systems.
                      Windrow removal is offerred to some residents of the city of Toronto.
                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windrow

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                      • #12
                        Re: win row or wing row?????

                        I have another one. When wind driven ice starts to break up and stack on a frozen lake the pile of ice is called a windrow.

                        Mark
                        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                        • #13
                          Re: win row or wing row?????

                          Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                          I have another one. When wind driven ice starts to break up and stack on a frozen lake the pile of ice is called a windrow.

                          Mark
                          Here in Minnesota, we call it "Spring"

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                          • #14
                            Re: win row or wing row?????

                            Originally posted by Pipestone Kid View Post
                            Here in Minnesota, we call it "Spring"
                            Now that was funny
                            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

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                            • #15
                              Re: win row or wing row?????

                              You see, this is what makes this Forum MOST unique!

                              Every time I come back here and surf the posts, I learn something new.

                              This place is better than Webster's or Britannica. Way to go guys!

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