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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Kantos Kan and I were now pitted against each other but as we approached to the encounter I whispered to him to prolong the battle until nearly dark in the hope that we might find some means of escape.
Thus the element on the lower right is protoxylem and the pitted element to its upper left, metaxylem.
If the bore walls are rough and pitted enough to abrade resistance, like carboxylated versions of high-acrylonitrile butadiene copolymer (XNBR).