(in tanning) a pit containing lime in which hides are placed to remove the hair
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Examples from the Web for lime pit
A finer sort of parchment than the former, but prepared in the same manner, except that it is not passed through the lime-pit.
Perhaps in a stone-quarry, or lime-pit; perhaps at the edge of waters.