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Related language questions

For all English language speakers:

  • What do you call the organized group of people who maintain and use equipment to put out unwanted and dangerous fires?
  • What do you call the building housing the equipment used by them?
  • Any reason(s) why you use those terms?

Reply with your answers please.

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There ought to be a word for this

On the way to work, I pass through some areas where the rocky hills or mountains have been cut to provide a roadway. At these cuts or passes, the rough rock is exposed in faces on one or both sides of the road.

During warm weather, springs may be seen where the rock face is damped (usually it is a darker color). During colder weather, these flow onto the road and form ice in a little bar maybe 30 to 50 cm wide across the road.

There should be a short word to refer to these things that combines the elements of (ice) (on the road) (from a spring) (caused by earth removal). There must be such a word in some language that could be adapted, or adopted.