from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pit dug in the ground, lined with some non-conducting material, and used for the storage and preservation of ice.
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Looking down over a moor from a mountain, he observed a pit, and, on inquiry, was informed by the local headman that it was an "ice-pit."
It must be an ice-pit in winter, and I should think it the last spot on the continent for the summer to find; but when the summer has at last found it, the old Sault au Matelot puts on a vagabond air of Southern leisure and abandon, not to be matched anywhere out of Italy.
There was a strange scuffling noise, and then a low deep groan from the bottom of the ice-pit, and then all was still; and from the character of the sound, Henry was of opinion that this well was of much greater depth than the former one, which he had so successfully examined.
I waited to consider whether I should return and get others to come down with more ropes, so that should Short and Obed have fallen into an ice-pit, we might help them out; or whether it was best to wait and see if they were working their own way up, as I found from experience they might be able to do.
Was he raised on high, or did he sink into the deep, murderous ice-pit, deeper and ever deeper?
"Peters ascended the ladder from the ice-pit, and looking out, beheld