When you have been down in two or three pits you begin to get some grasp of the processes that are going on underground.
Jeanne Marie Laskas on how the men in the pits live with risk.
Broun is prone to controversial remarks, including that the Big Bang Theory comes from the pits of hell.
It even employs a lot of the same heat as the establishment she pits herself against.
Point one: It pits a best-selling management guru against a trendy yogurt company.
The skill of this race with poisoned arrows, pits for game, and cultivation of various kinds, is well known.
The pits in its surface are more nearly round than in the other species.
As some lime is often used in these pits, the product is a really useful fertilizer.
Then she married a stranger who had come to one of the pits as gangsman.
It is sown by hand, cut by sickles, stored in pits, and transported on the backs of camels.
"the worst," by 1953, U.S. slang, said to be a shortened form of armpits.
"hole, cavity," Old English pytt "water hole, well; pit, grave," from West Germanic *puttjaz "pool, puddle" (cf. Old Frisian pet, Old Saxon putti, Old Norse pyttr, Middle Dutch putte, Dutch put, Old High German pfuzza, German Pfütze "pool, puddle"), early borrowing from Latin puteus "well, pit, shaft." Meaning "abode of evil spirits, hell" is attested from early 13c. Pit of the stomach (1650s) is from the slight depression there between the ribs.
"hard seed," 1841, from Dutch pit "kernel, seed, marrow," from Middle Dutch pitte, ultimately from West Germanic *pithan-, source of pith (q.v.).
mid-15c., "to put into a pit," from pit (n.1); especially for purposes of fighting (of cocks, dogs, pugilists) from 1760. Figurative sense of "to set in rivalry" is from 1754. Meaning "to make pits in" is from late 15c. Related: Pitted; pitting. Cf. Pit-bull as a dog breed attested from 1922, short for pit-bull terrier (by 1912). This also is the notion behind the meaning "the part of a theater on the floor of the house" (1640s).
A natural hollow or depression in the body or an organ.
A sharp-pointed depression in the enamel surface of a tooth, caused by faulty or incomplete calcification or formed by the confluent point of two or more lobes of enamel.
To mark with cavities, depressions, or scars.
To retain an impression after being indented. Used of the skin.
a hole in the ground (Ex. 21:33, 34), a cistern for water (Gen. 37:24; Jer. 14:3), a vault (41:9), a grave (Ps. 30:3). It is used as a figure for mischief (Ps. 9:15), and is the name given to the unseen place of woe (Rev. 20:1, 3). The slime-pits in the vale of Siddim were wells which yielded asphalt (Gen. 14:10).