pit-eye

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pit-eye (plural pit-eyes)

  1. The bottom of a central mine shaft.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘At Twenty-two’, In Black and White, Folio Society 2005, p. 402:
      The cages came up crammed and crammed again with the men nearest the pit-eye, as they call the place where you can see daylight from the bottom of the main shaft.