stone pit

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Synonyms for stone pit

a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

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You can still see the tunnels dug by the be siegers and the grim dungeon - a stone pit where the medieval Archbishops of St Andrews incarcerated their enemies.
My research suggests some missile had hit the hillside at Stone Pit Hills under which the ancient gypsum mine converted into bomb storage caverns lay.
Teddy Kem was such a weaver, and George Eliot even described Teddy Kem's heaven as near a deserted stone pit.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Two workers were killed in the accident as a result of a collapse in a stone pit in ystanbul's Sultangazi neighborhood on Sunday.
In BingE[micro]l, the PKK terrorists set, on Saturday evening, on fire a total of ten engineering vehicles used in a stone pit.
In a country where the increasingly frantic construction became a rule, where society forgot its land, covering it with clusters of concrete, where the mountains so long cherished became yawning gaps, stone pits, giants getting weakened by human excavation .
As well as mining ores, the miners ingeniously extracted copper from the water flowing through the mines by a method called precipitation, using rows of stone pits, the remains of which still survive dotted across the mountain.