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Searles Spiral:
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.

Section:
In the U.S. public land surveying system, an area one mile square. See aliquot.

Shoal:
Shallows.

Shoot:
Measure distance with an EDM

Spike:
Usually a 60 penny nail used to mark survey points in hard ground.

Spring:
A pool or other source of water that feeds a stream.

SR:
Steel rebar

SRS:
Steel rod set (rebar or other steel)

Strip:
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.

Swamp:
In the southeastern U.S., a stream, particularly one that has has swampy parts. A marsh.
 
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