The dungeons and torture chambers of Sauron beneath his Dark Tower of Barad-dûr. In the text of the The Lord of the Rings the term is used once without explanation (by the Orc Shagrat: 'The Black Pits take that filthy rebel Gorbag!'1), but in his unpublished index to the book Tolkien explains that Shagrat was referring to the real torture pits of Sauron.
The Return of the King VI 1, The Tower of Cirith Ungol
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