Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pit where clay is dug.
“As on the first day, he turned aside from the clay-pit and worked through the woods to the left, passing the first spring and jumping the horses over the ruined remnants of the stake-and-rider fence.”
“They turned in at the gate, where the road to the clay-pit crossed the fields, and both sniffed with delight as the warm aroma of the ripe hay rose in their nostrils.”
“Chavon's that land poor he's had to sink all his clay-pit earnin's into taxes an 'interest.”
“Yes, it included the clay-pit and all the knolls, and its boundary that ran along the big canon was over a mile long.”
“Salving his conscience with the idea that this was part of the inspection, he rode on to the clay-pit -- a huge scar in a hillside.”
“Hillard, the owner, depended on the income from the clay-pit.”
“Besides, the ranch included the clay-pit, and it would give him the whip-hand over Holdsworthy if he ever tried to cut up any didoes.”
“The position of the clay-pit face should be drawn on the map every few months, and the date written on the line representing the face.”
“That aspen-tree, began Bazarov, reminds me of my childhood; it grows at the edge of the clay-pits where the bricks were dug, and in those days I believed firmly that that clay-pit and aspen-tree possessed a peculiar talismanic power; I never felt dull near them.”
“That was ever our wonder as we bounded forth at last -- to the old clay-pit to make pots, or to hunt bears among the hazels.”
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