(Pitch"-ore`) n. (Min.) Pitchblende.
(Pitch"stone`) n. (Geol.) An igneous rock of semiglassy nature, having a luster like pitch.
(Pitch"work`) n. The work of a coal miner who is paid by a share of his product.
(Pitch"y) a. [From 1st Pitch.]
1. Partaking of the qualities of pitch; resembling pitch.
2. Smeared with pitch.
3. Black; pitch-dark; dismal. "Pitchy night." Shak.
(Pit"e*ous) a. [OE. pitous, OF. pitos, F. piteux. See Pity.]
1. Pious; devout. [Obs.]
The Lord can deliver piteous men from temptation.Wyclif.
2. Evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy; compassionate; tender. "[She] piteous of his case." Pope.
She was so charitable and so pitous.Chaucer.
3. Fitted to excite pity or sympathy; wretched; miserable; lamentable; sad; as, a piteous case. Spenser.
The most piteous tale of Lear.Shak.
4. Paltry; mean; pitiful. "Piteous amends." Milton.
Syn. Sorrowful; mournful; affecting; doleful; woeful; rueful; sad; wretched; miserable; pitiable; pitiful; compassionate.
Pit"e*ous*ly, adv. Pit"e*ous*ness, n.
(Pit"fall`) n. A pit deceitfully covered to entrap wild beasts or men; a trap of any kind. Sir T. North.
(Pit"fall`ing), a. Entrapping; insnaring. [R.] "Full of . . . contradiction and pitfalling dispenses."
(Pith) n. [AS. pia; akin to D. pit pith, kernel, LG. peddik. Cf. Pit a kernel.]