Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An asphalt- or bitumen-pit.
  • n. In metallurgy, a tank or large reservoir of any kind into which slimes are conducted in order that they may have time to settle, or in which they may be reserved for subsequent treatment. See slime, 3, and tailings.

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Examples

  • I little guessed then that my somewhat vulgar travelling companion would develop into the Cato who wished Ibsen's Ghosts “might be thrust into the slime-pit, where such things belong,” and would write articles by the hundred against me.

    Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth

  • _Ghosts_ "might be thrust into the slime-pit, where such things belong," and would write articles by the hundred against me.

    Recollections of My Childhood and Youth

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