Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pit from which gravel is dug.
“Once used for industrial gravel-pit operations, the marshlands and swamps were created in the 1960s in a remote corner of Northern Virginia.”
“Especially the dead-end bit to the north that's actually a precipice into a gravel-pit. * rolls eyes*”
“Far in the shadows semi-opaque screens of blue haze made mysteries of the commonest gravel-pit, dingle, or recess.”
“The minute Davis turned sour on his Los Angeles Coliseum deal, he had no problem negotiating with nearby Irwindale — a gravel-pit community of 1,100 residents — and walking away with $10 million the town couldn't afford to lose.”
“I either follow some one, or ride at it with the full conviction that I may be going into a horse-pond or a gravel-pit.”
“Pheasants in the tall trees of the Pangbourne woods, larks on their grassy nests above the gravel-pit at Wansdon, swallows in the eaves at”
“He gazed at his mother while she played, but he saw Fleur — Fleur in the moonlit orchard, Fleur in the sunlit gravel-pit, Fleur in that fancy dress, swaying, whispering, stooping, kissing his forehead.”
“About thirty years ago there was much talk that geologists ought only to observe and not to theorise; and I well remember someone saying that at this rate a man might as well go into a gravel-pit and count the pebbles and describe the colours.”
“Packed-dirt sidewalks and gravel-pit debris made your eyes sting.”
“It is true that in some localities, as, for instance, in the gravel-pit of Mount Auburn, near”
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