Definition of Tar pit

1. Noun. A natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth; often acts as a trap for animals whose bones are thus preserved.

Generic synonyms: Cavity, Pit



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tar Pit

taqwacore
tar
tar-and-feather
tar-boil
tar-brush
tar-brushes
tar-water
tar-wood
tar acne
tar and feather
tar boil
tar camphor
tar paper
tar papers
tar pit (current term)
tar sand
tar sands
tar with the same brush
tara
tara vine
tarabish
taradiddle
taradiddles
tarahumara frog
tarakihi
tarakihis
tarama

Literary usage of Tar pit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On the Field of Glory: An Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1906)
"... two of us took down to the tar pit before daylight a great salt,barrel filled with feathers, which we got from the wife of a forester. ..."

2. On the Field of Glory: An Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1906)
"... two of us took down to the tar pit before daylight a great salt-barrel filled with feathers, which we got from the wife of a forester. ..."

3. Copy of the Old Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mas: From 1642 to 1770. Made by Duxbury (Mass.), George Ethridge (1893)
"... went up to the old tar pit, and we began to measure on the west side the country road, a little southward of the tar pit, at a white oak tree, ..."

4. Copy of the Old Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mass: From 1642 to 1770 by Duxbury (Mass.), George Etheridge, Duxbury (Mass.). Proprietors (1893)
"... have endeavored the same according to the best light we havĀ£, and therefore on May 22d, 1677, we the above named, went up to the old tar pit, ..."

5. On the Field of Glory: An Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1906)
"... two of us took down to the tar pit before daylight a great salt,barrel filled with feathers, which we got from the wife of a forester. ..."

6. On the Field of Glory: An Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1906)
"... two of us took down to the tar pit before daylight a great salt-barrel filled with feathers, which we got from the wife of a forester. ..."

7. Copy of the Old Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mas: From 1642 to 1770. Made by Duxbury (Mass.), George Ethridge (1893)
"... went up to the old tar pit, and we began to measure on the west side the country road, a little southward of the tar pit, at a white oak tree, ..."

8. Copy of the Old Records of the Town of Duxbury, Mass: From 1642 to 1770 by Duxbury (Mass.), George Etheridge, Duxbury (Mass.). Proprietors (1893)
"... have endeavored the same according to the best light we havĀ£, and therefore on May 22d, 1677, we the above named, went up to the old tar pit, ..."

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