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pit dwelling

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  1. a primitive dwelling consisting of a pit excavated in the earth and roofed over.
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Origin of pit dwelling

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called pit house.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pit dwelling

Historical Examples

  • The age of any pit-dwelling can be determined only by its contents.

    The New Stone Age in Northern Europe

    John M. Tyler

  • But by far the commoner form of pit-dwelling is circular, with a diameter rarely exceeding two metres.

  • The pit-dwelling at Campigny was elliptical in form with a longest diameter of 4.30 metres.

  • The passions of fur-clad, pit-dwelling ancestors flamed within him.

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery

    Theodore Goodridge Roberts