1) Alluvial soil deposited on land flooded by a river.

1698 In the digging of the well ... they found the earth and stone thus, three yard sand, one foot fine warp ... two foot deeper a blew clay, Winterton. It was common practice in places close to Thorne to recover alluvium from old river beds and spread it over the land, and this gave rise to the use of ‘warp’ as a verb: 1798 beyond Cowick ... Saw the warping which I think is a great curiosity.

places Thorne Winterton
dates 1698 1798

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