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" Then they laid some venison in the bottom, and a stratum of the stones above it ; and thus they did alternately till the pit was full. The whole was covered over with heath to confine the steam. Whether this is probable I cannot say ; but some pits are... "
The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by R ... - Page 360
by Ossian - 1807
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The poems of Ossian, tr. by J. Macpherson. Blair's critical ..., Volume 2

Ossian - 1806
...the pit were property heated with heath. Then they laid sotne venison in the bottom, and a stralum of the stones above it ; and thus they did alternately till the pitwasfull. The whole was covered overwith heath to confine the steam. Whether this is probable I cannot...
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v. 3-4 449-1066

Robert Henry - Great Britain - 1814
...properly heated with heath. Then " they laid fome venifon in the bottom, and a " ftratum of ftones above it; and thus they did " alternately till the pit was full. The whole 234 Xiphilin. ex Dione in Sever. '& Strabo, 1.3. p.J55'3f Id. ibid. p. 2oo. " was covered over with...
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Social England: From the earliest times to the accession of Edward the First

Henry Duff Traill - Great Britain - 1894
...pit were properly heated with heather. Then they laid some venison at the bottom, and a stratum of stones above it, and thus they did alternately till...the pit was full. The whole was covered over with heather to confine the steam. This was evidently a very laborious process, and needed many hands for...
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Red Deer: Natural History

Deer hunting - 1896 - 320 pages
...is smoaking wide.' James Macpherson explains that the feast was provided for in the following way : 'A pit lined with smooth stones was made ; and near...alternately till the pit was full. The whole was covered with heath to confine the steam. Whether this is probable I cannot say ; but some pits are shewn, which...
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