Pit

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PIT, fossa. A hole dug in the earth, which was filled with water, and in which women thieves were drowned, instead of being hung. The punishment of the pit was formerly common in Scotland.

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Coated pits were seen on the apical cell surface and nearby were large coated vesicles (Figs.
Coated pits are invaginations braced by special membrane-associated proteins and are used to bring material into the cell for further processing.
Coated pits, coated vesicles, and receptor-mediated endocytosis.