One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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