Pit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pitted (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pitting.] 1. To place or put into a pit or hole.
They lived like beasts, and were pitted like beasts, tumbled into the grave.T. Grander.
2. To mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face
pitted by smallpox.
3. To introduce as an antagonist; to set forward for or in a contest; as, to
pit one dog against another.
Pi"ta(?), n. [Sp.] (Bot.) (a) A fiber obtained from the Agave Americana and other related species, -- used for making cordage and paper. Called also pita fiber, and pita thread. (b) The plant which yields the fiber.
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