from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A trench or pit, covered with glass, for protecting plants from frost.
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The ferrocement type of construction can be executed as either a self-supporting shell or an earth-pit lining.
Fig. 10.7: Constructional drawing of an earth-pit biogas plant with plastic-sheet gasholder
Fig. 10.7: Constructional drawing of an earth-pit biogas plant with plastic-sheet gasholder.
The plant consists of a simple, unlined earth-pit digester with a plastic-sheet cover serving as gasholder.
"But don't you think, papa, there may be something of worth lying even in the earth-pit, or at the bottom of the stagnant water in the forsaken quarry?"