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black pit

noun, Plant Pathology
a disease of lemons, characterized by dark brown, sunken spots on the skin of the fruit, caused by a bacterium, Xanthomonas syringae. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A black pit lay before us; the fog and the burning wind in the woods we had left.

    The House Under the Sea Sir Max Pemberton
  • It plunged down like a black pit, and its end could not be seen.

    Three Margarets Laura E. Richards
  • Kaliko swept up the pieces, but he did not throw them into the black pit.

  • But it was not His meaning, to leave one of His own in that black pit of despair.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • So, grumblingly, we dived into the black pit forrard, and began to fill the sacks.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif Frank T. Bullen
  • It seemed to yawn beneath him like a black pit as he descended.

    The Gadfly E. L. Voynich
  • "She is climbing out of the black pit," he thought to himself.

    The Golden Triangle Maurice Leblanc
  • Isabel vaguely discerned the two shapes struggling in the black pit below her; once she saw the gleam of a face.

    The Choice Edith Wharton
  • The voices became a meaningless liquid torrent cascading into a black pit.

    Voyage To Eternity Milton Lesser
  • Thousands of people suddenly began marching zombie-like into the woods where they vanished into a black pit.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley

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