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  1. A pit with no visible bottom; an abyss, see Chaos (cosmogony).
  2. Hell.
    The Bible: Revelations 9:11
    And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
  3. An endless resource or supply.
    1994: Asia in the Making of Europe, Donald Frederick Lach
    Lipsius was replaced at Leyden by Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609), the French Protestant scholar who was known to contemporaries as "the bottomless pit of erudition."
  4. A person with an apparently boundless appetite; an entity or problem which consumes seemingly endless resources.
    2006: The Club For Growth: Bottomless Pit (blog entry), Phillip Rodokanakis
    In other words, we will continue throwing good money after bad, trying to feed a bottomless pit's insatiable appetite for taxpayer dollars.




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