A surveying technique used by railroad surveyors in the the late 1800s and early 1900s whereby they approximate a spiral by use of multiple curved segments.
In the U.S. public land surveying system, an area one mile square. See aliquot.
Measure distance with an EDM
Usually a 60 penny nail used to mark survey points in hard ground.
A pool or other source of water that feeds a stream.
Steel rod set (rebar or other steel)
A rectangular piece of land adjoining a parcel, created when a resurvey turns up a tiny bit larger than the original survey. The difference is accounted for by temperature or other effects on measuring chains. See also gore.
In the southeastern U.S., a stream, particularly one that has has swampy parts. A marsh.