One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pit dug into the ground or a freestanding metal vessel, in which a contained outdoor fire is made.
- ‘In the summer months, people tend to stake out fire pits early in the day.’
- ‘I then cooked about a third of the chicken, barbeque style over the fire pit in the cooking hut.’
- ‘Around the interior of the temple is a low stone bench; there is a fire-pit in the centre of the floor.’
- ‘There was a group of people sitting in a circle in the backyard by the fire-pit.’
- ‘The space opened up onto a large octagonal room with a firepit, surrounded with cushions.’
- ‘Groups may wish to use two different cauldrons or fire pits.’
- ‘Then I spied him putting brush into the fire pit.’
- ‘This morning Rainman spotted a hawk on the wood pile by the firepit.’
- ‘In the early period the pots were fired in a covered fire pit called a clamp.’
- ‘I read someplace about a neolithic site in a cave somewhere with a lot of charred hemp seeds found in the fire pit.’
- ‘In the center of the Great Hall was a huge firepit.’
- ‘We headed down the hallway to the large, octagonal room with the firepit in the middle.’
- ‘Soon we had a lively fire burning in the fire pit.’
- ‘A ring of boulders surrounds a large fire pit.’
- ‘Her body was found last week buried in a backyard fire pit in North Carolina.’
- ‘The researchers used radiocarbon dating on 22 pieces of microscopic charcoal found among Neandertal tools in fire pits in Gorham Cave.’
- ‘He looked over toward where the women worked over the fire pits.’
- ‘Large metal or concrete containers can also be converted into permanent firepits fueled by logs or gas.’
- ‘The reception began under towering oak trees strung with lights, next to a fire pit.’
- ‘At the center is a two-foot spot, also in red elm, symbolically indicating where a fire pit would be.’
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