One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A shallow pond, especially an artificial one made on downs where the water supply from springs or surface drainage is inadequate.
- ‘She works to protect hayfields, hedgerows, streams, dew ponds, and their wildlife.’
- ‘So, the team has constructed a dew pond, an artificial reservoir traditionally favoured by farmers of chalky landscapes such as those in which the wood is situated.’
- ‘In Wiltshire, on the clay above the chalk there are a number of ponds, sometimes known as ‘dew ponds’, which generally do not dry out in the summer.’
- ‘Between a third and half of the dew ponds, unique to the limestone dales in the White Peak, have also disappeared.’
- ‘However there is only one roadside dew pond out in the countryside - and it is this one which is in my garden.’
- ‘She has worked to conserve and restore many ‘middle landscapes’ like hay fields, hedgerows, dew ponds, and countryside streams.’
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