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Pitch Lake

noun
1.
a deposit of natural asphalt in SW Trinidad, West Indies. 114 acres (47 hectares).
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  • He found petroleum in the Trinidad Pitch Lake way back in the sixteenth century.

    Children of the Market Place Edgar Lee Masters
  • His remarks concerning the Pitch Lake of Trinidad have already been partly quoted.

  • This is the remnant of one of the many rash speculations connected with the Pitch Lake.

    At Last Charles Kingsley
  • May it not be far older than the Pitch Lake above—older, possibly, than the formation of any asphalt at all?

    At Last Charles Kingsley
  • Indirectly, of course, the Pitch Lake has been the means of attracting attention to the island, especially in earlier times.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas Francis Rolt-Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for Pitch Lake

Pitch Lake

noun
1.
a deposit of natural asphalt in the Caribbean, in SW Trinidad. Area: 46 hectares (114 acres)
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