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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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Isolated preauricular pits and tags: is it necessary to investigate renal abnormalities and hearing impairment?
Characteristic traits Present study Williams et al., al., 2011 [5] Chromosomal deletion 20p11.21p12.1 20p11.21p11.23 Gender Female Female Panhypopituitarism + + Cognitive delay + + Congenital heart disease + + Gastrointestinal system + + anomalies Genitourinary system + NS anomalies Hypoglycemia + NS Abnormal brain imaging + + study Seizures + + Flat nasal bridge + + Cleft lip/palate - + Retrognathia + - Low set ears + + Preauricular pits - + Vertebral defects - + NS: not specified.