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The Definition of the word Pitch


(Gen. 6:14), asphalt or bitumen in its soft state, called "slime (Gen. 11:3; 14:10; Ex. 2:3), found in pits near the Dead" "Sea (q.v.). It was used for various purposes, as the coating of" the outside of vessels and in building. Allusion is made in Isa. 34:9 to its inflammable character. (See [492]SLIME.)

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