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 for Bark pit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bard \Bard\, n. [Akin to Dan. & Sw. bark, Icel. b["o]rkr, LG. &
     HG. borke.]
     1. The exterior covering of the trunk and branches of a tree;
        the rind.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Specifically, Peruvian bark.
        [1913 Webster]
     Bark bed. See Bark stove (below).
     Bark pit, a pit filled with bark and water, in which hides
        are steeped in tanning.
     Bark stove (Hort.), a glazed structure for keeping tropical
        plants, having a bed of tanner's bark (called a bark bed)
        or other fermentable matter which produces a moist heat.
        [1913 Webster]

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