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  • noun Slang The worst possible situation, person, or thing; something extremely bad, boring, or depressing; -- always used with the.

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  • noun Plural form of pit.


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  • Near the mouths of these pits were several other shallow pits, lined with clay, and full of rain water: between the _mine pits_ and these _wash pits_ laid several heaps of sandy gravel.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805 Mungo Park 1788

  • The title pits players as the God of Destruction out to save Overload Badman for those irritating heroes.

    Kotaku 2009

  • There were mountains, vast plains, and what they called pits and we call craters.

    Drudge Retort 2009

  • Team Work how many races have been won on the pits. the speed, the team work, the sheer grit of the guys in the pit crew, can make (or break) the drivers race. one second won at the pits, is worth a minute on the track!

    Hamilton Yr | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles 2009

  • Here and there were features which the mad god had smeared half away, and one woman wept scalding tears from twin pits of horror, where her eyes once had been.

    Koolau the Leper 2010

  • As mother Julian said, when, the poor persecuted woman, had to brick herself into a cell as an anchorite against attack by the lying establishment and listen to the screams of the innocent faithful, burning in pits all around her:

    Polly Loves Milly Newmania 2008

  • The pits at this new location are designed exactly like the pits from the original Kreuz store.

    You gonna eat that? Random musings on food and life in Orange County, California » Don’t mess with Texas 2006

  • Lindy, the tart looks beautiful (yes, even with the little pits from the cherry liquid), and sounds luscious.

    Square Cherry Tart Lindy 2006

  • Pressure-sensitive organs termed Herbst corpuscles, embedded within pits on the premaxillary and dentary tips, are closely packed and particularly numerous in birds that probe sediments.

    Archive 2006-04-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • Anything that helps educate about pits is worth linking to.

    overheard elsewhere 2005


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