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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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As well as styling the hair on their head, 10% trim arm pit foliage, 7% manicure their chest follicles and 3% confess to shaving their arms.
The victim stepped back, but Jacko Jones lunged at him and stabbed him to the left side of his body under his arm pit.
Mark Brady and Michael l it was found that Mr Arnold had suffered three stab wounds to his chest, left arm pit and left shoulder blade and had bleeding into his chest cavity.
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On Friday, Spanish radio channel&nbsp;<em>Cadena Ser</em>&nbsp;reported that one of Mourinho's bodyguards at the airport was injured with a 4cm stab wound near his arm pit last Saturday.
I was black and blue from my hip bone to beneath my arm pit.
Ex-soldier Richard Williams, 44, is accused of stabbing his wife Lorraine, who bled to death at their Abercwmboi home on the evening of Friday, April 3, from a knife wound under her arm pit.
They had a crutch each which they quickly 'fixed' under their arm pit.
Mr Cargill was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd where he was found to have two lacerations half an inch long to the area of the arm pit.
From the tie-up position, the DW uses his far-side hand to grab the wrist that the opponent used in the head tie-up (right wrist), then drapes his near-side arm over the opponent's tie-up arm so that the wrist is at the opponent's arm pit (Photo 8).