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gunning the pits

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

The act of strongly agitating the mud pits, particularly on bottom and in corners, with the mud guns. Gunning the pits lifts settled barite, which can result in sudden, perhaps undesirable, increase in mud density in the pits.

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