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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Research efforts should be targeted on stained or questionable occlusal pit and fissures surfaces.
Association between self-reported bruxism activity and occurrence of dental attrition, abfraction, and occlusal pits on natural teeth.