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- v. Present participle of pit.
- n. The formation of pits on a surface because of corrosion
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or operation of digging or sinking a hole or pit.
- n. The act or operation of placing in a pit or in pits: as, the pitting of potatoes; the pitting of hides.
- n. A pit, mark, or hollow depression on the surface, such as that left on the flesh by a pustule of the smallpox.
- n. A number of such pits considered collectively; a collection of pitmarks.
- n. In botany, the state or condition of being pitted.
- n. A corrosion of the inner surface of steam-boilers, whereby the metal becomes gradually covered with small cavities.
- n. A corrosion of the bottom of iron ships.
- n. In geology, the excavation of small pits in a surface of rock, usually by some process of solution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
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I would definitely have your barrel inspected by either the manufacturer or a qualified gun smith if the pitting is very apparent.
In it, London took a deep pleasure in pitting two "civilized" men -- actually caricatures of such men -- against one another as they are pitted against the harsh realities of pitiless nature.
Some readers don't care if that's scientific nonsense because, hey, it's coooool and there's a lot of escapist fun to be had in pitting the hero against his own diabolic double: brain out, sponge in, sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
The pitting is the size of a mini crater and the uneven texture brings to mind the pockmarked faces of '40s movie villains.
How well she had known human nature in pitting the child against the sweetheart!
On Wednesday, Valve announced that Counter-Strike: Source, the popular action title pitting terrorists against counter-terrorists, is now available for download on Steam for the Mac.
The latter offers a prospect but it calls pitting against Najib's powerful machinery.
It is on the other hand, part of the body’s nature to have a reproductive system – so the absurdity I’m trying to point out is in pitting a normally functioning aspect of a person’s body against the person’s body. to be continued ...
Janelle did a good job in pitting houseguests against each other this week, and she’s always been strong at the challenges.
These back-to-back House and Senate votes were among the first of what will be many roll calls pitting Congress against the president in the conduct of the war.