tar pit

  1. a natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth; often acts as a trap for animals whose bones are thus preserved
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  • A perennial All-Star pitcher with not quite HOF stats is the person who got screwed the most here. Matthew Yglesias » Steroids and the Hall of Fame
  • The clinical findings ofnevoid basal cell carcinomasyndrome (NBCCS) can vary greatly within a family, with some affected individuals having only palmar or plantar pits, while others develop keratocysts, basal cell carcinomas, or more extensive manifestations. Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Even the retro-metallic anthems of Passions tend to skitter dangerously on some trebly echophonic cliff, rather than plod into a Pleistocene tar pit.
  • Their bones are common in the La Brea tar pits of Los Angeles, and mummified remains have been found in Alaska and Siberia.
  • Varieties of morphology of carbon nanofibers are attributed to the complexity of coal-tar pitch and phenolic resin.
  • Tar pits form when crude oil seeps to the surface through fissures in the Earth's crust; the light fraction of the oil evaporates, leaving behind the heavy tar, or asphalt, in sticky pools.
  • For the catastrophists, the flood that they believe filled the tar pits with carcasses in one day gainsays the theory of evolution, which they call gradualism. I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen
  • Other animals were trapped in tar pits, like the elephants, saber-toothed cats, and numerous other creatures that are found at Rancho la Brea, which is now just a suburb of Los Angeles.
  • Benzopyrene (B(a)P) and coal-tar pitch (CTP) are one of the important factors of enhancing incidence and mortality in the taroperating population with professional lung cancer.
  • The tar pits contain L.A.’s earliest resource, pitch as in “pitch black”, which is really solidified petroleum, also called asphaltum, a thick layer of goo between the surface and L.A.’s later, deeper resource, oil. I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen
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