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  • adj. Not pitted.


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un- +‎ pitted


  • I take Dennis Kucinich's word that the unpitted olive in the sandwich he bought from the Longsworth Building cafeteria three years ago really has caused him a lot of dental damage, requiring expensive corrective procedures resulting in a lot of pain.

    The case of the olive

  • The Brule and Paint Rivers Drumlins (50j) ecoregion has extensive eskers and drumlinized ground moraines, pitted and unpitted outwash, wetlands, large glacial lakes, and a lower density of lakes than in adjacent ecoregion 50i.

    Ecoregions of Wisconsin (EPA)

  • By carefully observing the production process, Mr. Juran discovered that one particular worker seemed to have the knack of producing unpitted rings, and set him to training all the others.

    Pioneer of Quality Control Kept Searching

  • Be sure to pit all the olives - I bit on an unpitted olive in this stew once and nearly lost three teeth.

    What I cooked last night.

  • Lead the way, I'll trust you for an unpitted ford, too. '

    One Corpse Too Many

  • Throw stemmed and washed cherries, unpitted, into thick syrup made of their weight in sugar with half a cup water to the pound.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

  • Rub till the surface is smooth, unpitted and even, being careful not to rub thru the edges.

    Handwork in Wood

  • A similar resistance was exhibited when Jenner introduced his great improvement, vaccination; yet a century ago it was the exception to see a face unpitted by smallpox -- now it is the exception to see one so disfigured.

    History of the Conflict between Religion and Science

  • Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio has settled his lawsuit against the operators of the Congressional cafeteria that wrapped an unpitted olive in a sandwich.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Superior Court, spelling out the case in chilling detail: The wrap was "unwholesome and unfit for human consumption, in that it was represented to contain pitted olives, yet unknown to plaintiff contained an unpitted olive."

    ABC News: Top Stories


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