It anchors itself by gaining purchase on the pitted , rough limestone, and then stretches the upper half of its body into the air of the abyss.
Most people will drive over the smooth road without even noticing it, but the pitted road - that gets noticed.
Imagine being asked to eat a bowlful of 45 fresh, pitted Bing cherries for breakfast.
Add the pitted prunes and gently simmer until the fruit is tender.
Substitute finely chopped pitted dates and raisins for half of the apples.
For the pepper and olive tart - roasted deskinned red peppers roughly sliced, olive tapenade (we prefer to use a version without anchovy), pitted olives and a tasty goat cheese.
The pitted surface is exposed to a media sample and then read by laser technology similar to that found in conventional CD players.
Did I mention that we were two and a half hours from the nearest town with a hospital, almost all of that over pitted gravel roads?
There being nothing so undignified as a pitted cherry, I suggest that you leave them unpitted, which is the traditional way, and simply warn everyone to beware of the stones.
Sown after the weather has warmed, the black seeds of the ridged loofah are slightly longer, lacking the rim, but with a pitted surface.