from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mound at the mouth of a mine built by the dumping of the refuse.
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We hold them at the pit-brow; we hold them everywhere that men and women are working and suffering and hoping for a better time. '
Before returning to their homes, the people gathered in the darkness about the office on the pit-brow and gave one last cheer.
The next day, Friday, the sun shone brilliantly, but the shutters of the little house on the pit-brow remained closed, and the candle still burned on the table.
But the outside tranquillity disappeared when Hugh Ritson reached his own room on the pit-brow.
He was not making for the pit-brow; he had taken the opposite direction.
Hugh Ritson walked through the darkness to the pit-brow.
"Besides, I don't think any class of women workers -- not even the pit-brow women -- are necessarily coarse and masculine.