Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A peach-stone; the hard covering inclosing the kernel of the fruit.

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Examples

  • "If you have 40 tons of fruit a season, that's 80,000 pounds, that's hundreds of thousands of peach pits," said Mrs. Sullivan, who is planning to replace the black slate floor in the mudroom she says it shows everything with a peach-pit floor.

    A Peach of a Place

  • Perhaps I could end up like the little old lady who lived in a pumpkin, or a peach-pit, or something.

    Snug as a Bug in a Beautiful Box

  • As the two halves fell apart a pink, cloud-like haze came pouring from the golden peach-pit, almost filling the big room, and from the haze a form took shape and settled beside them.

    The Lost Princess of Oz

  • The others were all busy congratulating Ozma, who was very happy at being released from the confinement of the golden peach-pit, where the magician had placed her with the notion that she never could be found or liberated.

    The Lost Princess of Oz

  • "What's this?" asked the Wizard, picking up the peach-pit and examining it closely.

    The Lost Princess of Oz

  • Button-Bright was about to throw this peach-pit away when he noticed that it was of pure gold. gold.

    The Lost Princess of Oz

  • Of course this surprised him, but so many things in the Land of Oz were surprising that he did not give much thought to the golden peach-pit.

    The Lost Princess of Oz

  • What is marvelous? what is unlikely? what is impossible or baseless or vague—after you have once just open’d the space of a peach-pit, and given audience to far and near, and to the sunset, and had all things enter with electric swiftness, softly and duly, without confusion or jostling or jam?

    Preface to “Leaves of Grass,” 1855

  • These proved to be a peg-top, a bunch of string, a small rubber ball and a golden peach-pit.

    The Lost Princess of Oz

  • Button-Bright was about to throw this peach-pit away when he noticed that it was of pure gold.

    The Lost Princess of Oz

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