• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Puit A well; a small stream; a fountain; a spring. "The puits flowing from the fountain of life."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n puit Same as pewit .
    • n puit A spring; a fountain; a well; a rill.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. puits, from L. puteus, well


In literature:

I found him in the deep company commander's dug-out in the bay of line opposite Puits 14 bis, which will be known to many Irish soldiers.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
On leaving Chaillot, Georges had returned to Verdet, in the Rue du Puits-de-l'Hermite.
"The House of the Combrays" by G. le Notre
A fountain was placed at the east end (no doubt supplied by the old "puits").
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
Just puit the box doon whair A' can reach it an' mebbe A'll help mesel' absintminded.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
Puites d'amour 209 738.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
They are sometimes called "sand-pipes," or "sand-galls," and "puits naturels," in France.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
But somehow "le grand puits de l'aurore" doesn't appeal to my sense of life, or challenge my spirits as formerly.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II" by William James

In news:

Puit named news editor.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Record-Eagle recently added veteran journalists Glenn Puit and Kathy Gibbons to its newsroom management team.
Puit was named the Record-Eagle's News Editor in late July.

In science:

That is why the about 6.5 m high barrel of Ilmenau is particularly suited for these purposes. du Puits et al. (2007b) measured local timeaveraged temperature profiles up to Ra = 7.7 · 1011 , for an example see figure 9a.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
However, the power law λsl θ (∗)/L ∝ Ra−0.254 found by du Puits et al. (2007b) below the center of the top plate is not inconsistent with what follows from the scalingwise laminar Prandtl-Blasius approach.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
The scaling of the rms velocity fluctuations (see e.g. du Puits et al. (2007a), Sun et al. (2008) for recent work on this issue) will not be discussed in this review.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
Sj¨ostrand, Puits multiples en m´ecanique semi-classique IV, ´etude du complexe de Witten, Comm.
Supersymmetric structures for second order differential operators