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 for Pitch peat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pitch \Pitch\, n. [OE. pich, AS. pic, L. pix; akin to Gr. ?.]
     1. A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by
        boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of
        ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc.,
        to preserve them.
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              He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.
                                                    --Ecclus.
                                                    xiii. 1.
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     2. (Geol.) See Pitchstone.
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     Amboyna pitch, the resin of Dammara australis. See
        Kauri.
  
     Burgundy pitch. See under Burgundy.
  
     Canada pitch, the resinous exudation of the hemlock tree
        ({Abies Canadensis); hemlock gum.
  
     Jew's pitch, bitumen.
  
     Mineral pitch. See Bitumen and Asphalt.
  
     Pitch coal (Min.), bituminous coal.
  
     Pitch peat (Min.), a black homogeneous peat, with a waxy
        luster.
  
     Pitch pine (Bot.), any one of several species of pine,
        yielding pitch, esp. the Pinus rigida of North America.
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