Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pit; a pockmark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small hollow or pit; especially, a pit left by a pustule of smallpox.
  • n. The grave.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • “Then all I know is this,” cried Jerry, running up to him, and desperately clutching at his riding coat; “the very night dear father was put into the pit-hole — oh, hoo, oh, hoo, oh, hoo!”

    Mary Anerley

  • Now being left on the bank like that, and in full sight of the goodly heaven, I wrestled hard with my flesh and blood, about going down into the pit-hole.

    Lorna Doone

  • There was just room between the fringe of reed and the belt of rock around it, for a man going very carefully to escape that horrible pit-hole.

    Lorna Doone

  • By the vague light proceeding from it he saw a pit-hole occupying the entire width of the gangway, and apparently of great depth.

    Derrick Sterling A Story of the Mines

  • The carriage-springs were tested by an occasional drop of the wheels into a pit-hole, on merging from which you came sometimes to a hundred yards of rut of dimensions similar to those of military approaches to a citadel; nevertheless, I enjoyed my drive excessively.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • And his body long time lay without the ministry of the funeral rites, unburied, and mangled by the birds of prey; and at length was it dragged by the feet into a pit-hole, and covered with turf; and they who judge according to outward show esteemed this man most miserable and unfortunate.

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings

  • The mother allowed the fancy to remain; she thought it wrong and horrible that a child's first idea of death should be "putting into the pit-hole."

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • "I should like to _see_ him put in the pit-hole," Georgey remarked, after a pause.

    Lady Audley's Secret

  • "Then all I know is this," cried Jerry, running up to him, and desperately clutching at his riding coat; "the very night dear father was put into the pit-hole -- oh, hoo, oh, hoo, oh, hoo!"

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

  • "Yes; not have so good supper in pit-hole," replied Pablo, laughing.

    The Children of the New Forest

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