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Definition: Brine pit
, n. [AS. bryne a burning, salt liquor, brine, fr.
brinnan, brynnan, to burn. See Burn
1. Water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; pickle;
hence, any strong saline solution; also, the saline
residue or strong mother liquor resulting from the
evaporation of natural or artificial waters.
2. The ocean; the water of an ocean, sea, or salt lake.
Not long beneath the whelming brine . . . he lay.
3. Tears; -- so called from their saltness.
What a deal of brine
Hath washed thy sallow cheecks for
(Zo["o]l.), a fly of the genus Ephydra
larv[ae] of which live in artificial brines and in salt
, an instrument for measuring the saltness of a
, a pit or pan of salt water, where salt is formed
, a salt spring or well, from which water is taken
to be boiled or evaporated for making salt.
(Marine Engin.), a pump for changing the water
in the boilers, so as to clear them of the brine which
collects at the bottom.
, Brine worm
(Zo["o]l.), a phyllopod
crustacean of the genus Artemia
, inhabiting the strong
brines of salt works and natural salt lakes. See
, a spring of salt water.
(Saltmaking), brine which drops from granulated
salt in drying, and is preserved to be boiled again.