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  • n  a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    they dug a pit to bury the body
  • n  a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  • n  the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
  • n  (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
    a demon from the depths of the pit
  • n  an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
  • n  (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
  • n  (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
  • n  a trap in the form of a concealed hole
  • n  a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
  • n  lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
  • n  a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
  • v  set into opposition or rivalry
    pit a chess player against the Russian champion
  • v  mark with a scar
  • v  remove the pits from
    pit plums and cherries

  • Violence-prone owners are turning pit bulls into killers.
  • A League of Nations Commissioner, Geoffrey George Knox, was busily flicking his whip last week into one of Europe's wildest dog-pits, that smoking little valley of coal on France .
  • Short, stocky and muscular, the pit bullterrier has a reputation for viciousness, so much so that Adventurer-Author Jack London once characterized it as.
News & Articles

  • Pit Bull That Killed Boy Owned by Bay Area Cop
    The pit bull that bit a 6-year-old boy to death on Monday is owned by a San Mateo police officer, NBC Bay Area has learned, and it was his nephew who was killed.
    June 18, 2013 - NBC Bay Area
  • Pit Bull Attacks 10-Month-Old Joshua Murphy In Florida, Aunt Calls It “Freak Accident”
    A Pit Bull, named Champ, that attacked a 10-month-old baby on Friday afternoon in Holiday, Florida, is “not a vicious animal”, his caretaker and child's aunt says. The mauling of little Joshua Murphy took place while his mother Stephanie, of Tarpon Springs, was standing outside the home talking to a friend. According to Tampa Bay Times , the two women heard the dog growling and ran inside to ...
    June 18, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Pit Bull Mauls Child To Death In Union City
    A six-year old boy was mauled to death by a pit bull at a home in Union City Monday morning, according to Union City police.
    June 18, 2013 - CBS San Francisco

  • Barack Obama in International Herald Tribune
    We are one week away from changing America,Obama told 15,000 supporters in Mellon Arena here. "In one week, you can put an end to the politics that would divide a nation just to win an election, that tries to pit region against region,...
  • Danica Patrick in Plain Dealer
    I'm very happy with the result,said Patrick, who was booed during qualifying and driver introductions but cheered at the end. "And the reasons that we got it were that our pit stops rocked, and we had perfect strategy. I'm really glad that...
  • Carl Edwards in Washington Post
    The key was my crew today,Edwards said. "My guys did an unbelievable job getting me off pit road. This is unbelievable. We're winning races. We're gearing up for the Chase. I'm feeling stronger than ever. We're here to win championships....

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