bear pit

Australian Slang
arena for fierce political debate, as parliament house or a council chamber

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • bear pit — noun An enclosure for bears • • • Main Entry: ↑bear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bear pit — A bear pit was historically used to display bears, typically for entertainment and especially bear baiting. The pit area was normally surrounded by a high fence, above which the spectators would look down on the bears.The most traditional form of …   Wikipedia

  • bear pit — noun another term for bear garden …   English new terms dictionary

  • bear pit — noun A question and answer forum with a group of politicians …   Wiktionary

  • Bear pit — arena for fierce political debate, as parliament house or a council chamber …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Bear-pit style tournament — An SCA form of tournament where each combatant may challenge any other combatant. Sometimes, a victory is accorded a set number of points, other times they can gain points according to the rank of the defeated opponent. At the end of the day, the …   Medieval glossary

  • pit — ☆ pit1 [pit ] n. [Du < MDu pitte, akin to PITH] the hard stone, as of the plum, peach, or cherry, which contains the seed vt. pitted, pitting to remove the pit from (a fruit) pit2 [pit] n. [ME < OE pytt < early WGmc & NGmc * puttia (> …   English World dictionary

  • pit — pit1 [ pıt ] noun count ** ▸ 1 hole in ground ▸ 2 place for people/animals ▸ 3 seed in fruit ▸ 4 armpit ▸ 5 hollow mark on surface ▸ 6 extremely messy place ▸ 7 bad state ▸ 8 at the race track ▸ 9 something bad ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a very large hole… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pit — pit1 noun 1》 a large hole in the ground.     ↘a mine or excavation for coal or minerals.     ↘a sunken area in a workshop floor allowing access to a car s underside. 2》 a hollow or indentation in a surface. 3》 an area at the side of a track where …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bear Inn, Oxford — The Bear Inn (or just The Bear ) is one of the oldest public houses in Oxford, England, dating back to 1242. It stands on the corner of Alfred Street and Blue Boar Street, opposite Bear Lane in the centre of Oxford, just north of Christ… …   Wikipedia

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