cut and fill

noun Geology.
a process of localized gradation whereby material eroded from one place is deposited a short distance away.
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Bridge approaches will be constructed to final profile and may include both cut
  and fill retaining walls.
These walls can be used in both cut and fill applications.
Cut and fill slopes are finished to the degree ordinarily obtained by a grader
  blade.
Cut and fill tightly around penetrating elements and abutting construction.
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