Definition of Stone pit
1. Noun. A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate. "A British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
Specialized synonyms: Chalk Pit, Chalkpit, Gravel Pit
Generic synonyms: Excavation
Derivative terms: Quarry
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stone Pit
Literary usage of Stone pit
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1. The sheep: our domestic breeds, and their treatment by William Charles L. Martin (1852)
"... over some declivity, as the sides of a stone pit—we need not speak; they are disgraceful practices, and the ignorant alone will put faith in them. ..."
2. British Phaenogamous Botany, Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by William Baxter by William Baxter (1839)
"Banks by the road-side leading from Redbridge into the New Forest, plentifully: Mr. W. PAMPLIN, in NBG—Kent; Un Tenterden Church ; and in a stone-pit at ..."
3. History of the Present Deanery of Bicester, Oxon by James Charles Blomfield (1893)
"First Allotment for public stone pit. Acres. RP 2nd Do. ... 3rd Do 4th Do 11 5th Do Awarded Roads .. 41 4 o 15 Town, Streets, and other Roads I 12 Total 47 ..."
4. The Geology of Rutland and the Parts of Lincoln, Leicester, Northhampton by John Wesley Judd, Robert Etheridge (1875)
"In the great stone-pit at Oundle Union the oyster beds are well seen, lying above the thick-bedded ... Section in stone-pit north-east of Benefield. (1. ..."
5. The Law of Mines, Quarries and Minerals by Robert Forster MacSwinney (1884)
"... or pit where stones are cut from the earth for building or other purposes, a stone pit;" and in Worcester's Dictionary as " a stone bed whence building ..."