A pit containing lime in which hides were placed to remove hair and fur.
- 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.