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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The photograph demonstrates the facial features of the patient: facial asymmetry, bilateral ear pits, hooded eyelids, upward slanting of palpebral fissures and micrognathia.