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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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The image is of being hit in the pit of the stomach
, or screaming in pain, or with laughter.
And in one swift movement it's like we too are back at school, recalling that feeling in the pit of the stomach
when a student unexpectedly gets the upper hand over a teacher and the natural order of things is unbalanced.
We Were Promised Jetpacks In The Pit Of The Stomach
ONLY the Edinburgh band's second album but they've stepped up to the plate.