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limepit

Line breaks: lime|pit
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪmpɪt
 
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Definition of limepit in English:

noun

historical
A pit containing lime in which hides were placed to remove hair and fur.
Example sentences
  • Mandela, 83, beat tuberculosis while in jail and takes daily medication for damage caused to his eyes during years in the limepit of the Robben Island prison off Cape Town.
  • He is discovered alive in a limepit at an Austrian concentration camp, by the American forces at the end of the Nazi holocaust.

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