stone pit


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stone pit

n
(Mining & Quarrying) a less common name for quarry1
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Noun1.stone pit - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slatestone pit - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
chalk pit, chalkpit - a quarry for chalk
excavation - a hole in the ground made by excavating
gravel pit - a quarry for gravel
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Once a rather small, nondescript stone pit in the far reaches of the property, outdoor fireplaces are now full-scale structures just like those found inside the home.
Entering the crypt by large iron doors at the back of the chapel, a tunnel and a handful of steps lead down into a circular stone pit with a central pillar.
We sat on the grass, in between the stone pit and a round, sturdy structure of tree saplings covered with blankets, quilts and blue tarp.
You can still see the tunnels dug by the be siegers and the grim dungeon - a stone pit where the medieval Archbishops of St Andrews incarcerated their enemies.
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Teddy Kem was such a weaver, and George Eliot even described Teddy Kem's heaven as near a deserted stone pit. It was a stone cottage among the nutty hedgerows - as was Silas Marner's.