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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked by pits.
  • adj. Having the pit removed: pitted dates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pit.
  • adj. Having a surface marked by pits; pockmarked or alveolate
  • adj. Having had the pits removed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Marked with little pits, as in smallpox. See pit, v. t., 2.
  • adj. Having minute thin spots.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked thickly with pits or small depressions: as, a face pitted by smallpox; specifically, in botany, having pits or punctations, as the walls of many cells; in zoology, having many punctations, as a surface; foveolate; areolate.
  • In leather manufacturing, said of skins having little spots or holes in the grain which mark but do not pierce it. They are caused by decomposition or sometimes by the action of salt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)

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  • "In leather manufacturing, said of skins having little spots or holes in the grain which mark but do not pierce it. They are caused by decomposition or sometimes by the action of salt." --CD&C

    May 12, 2012

  • More on shelled.

    December 9, 2010

  • I fear the world has another contronym.

    March 27, 2009

  • Let's not forget the utility of this word in its verb form, e.g.

    The smackdown pitted Connecticut Contessa Martha "the Shiv" Stewart against plummy-vowelled Julia "the Lush" Child in a sudden-death soufflé bakeoff. Commentators cried foul when Julia's impromptu drunken yodelling at a key moment when Martha opened the oven door to check on progress was deemed to have constituted "improper interference".

    Video of the event has been one of You-Tube's alltime top favorites, according to site statistics.

    March 27, 2009

  • I think of that moon whenever I take the train.

    March 26, 2009

  • I think of that moon whenever my right eye hurts.

    March 26, 2009

  • I think of that moon whenever I hear music from "Moulin Rouge." *grins*

    And I simply try not to think of Edward James Olmos...

    March 26, 2009

  • pitted could also apply to this image:



    or to the face of Edward James Olmos:

    March 26, 2009

  • *snort*

    March 25, 2009

  • Random wordie user: "Witchbe, you may find it more useful to place that bilby ear directly on the cauldron page, and not on the list".

    Witchbe: Eh? What's that. Sorry, I'm new here. I was just doing the obvious thing, you know, following the site design's default.

    Chorus of wordie users: Sigh

    March 25, 2009

  • Witchbe:

    Thrice the rinded cat hath mewed!
    Thrice, and once the hedge-pig whined!
    From high aloft his ivy-tuft.
    Chained Bear cries, Tis time! Tis Time!

    Ear of Bilby, marsupial frisky
    Add unto a noggin o' whiskey
    Tappen of the northern bear
    Tail of fox - you wouldn't dare
    Now to make our potion grow
    Hand gestures by a Brooklyn pro.

    Hubble, bubble etc....

    March 25, 2009

  • rinded - what?
    cored - past tense of core, verb, to remove the core of something.

    March 25, 2009

  • It only makes sense in "half-pitted" :)

    March 25, 2009

  • I have always wondered that. I have to look twice at my olive jars, and think really hard about it: "Now, does 'pitted' mean it still has the pits in it...?"

    Then I have to find someone with more malleable digits, not to say an opposable thumb, to open them for me.

    March 25, 2009

  • If rinded means "having a rind", and cored means "having a core" (and so on), why in the world do you let this word mean "having the pit removed"?!

    (Rhetorical)

    March 25, 2009