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  • n. A spectator in the pit of a theatre

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who frequented the pit in the theater: especially in evidence during the O. P. (old-price) Riots in Covent Garden Theatre, London, in the early part of the nineteenth century.
  • n. One who advocated the policies of William Pitt, especially with regard to France.


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