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A place on an exchange assigned for the trading of certain commodities, futures, or options. It is also called a pit or a trading pit.


The slope of a roof, sidewalk, or other surface. The Americans with Disabilities Act has specific requirements for the pitch of access ramps leading to building entrances.

Example: Figure A has a 1:12 pitch because the slope rises 1 foot for every 12 feet of distance. Figure B has a 1:6 pitch.

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He smiled again: "If I told you, it wouldn't be a curve ball then would it?
Leon also threw the court a curve ball when he asked plaintiff attorneys whether they had any thoughts about damages and "overcharges" suffered since the current debit interchange rule has been place.
It's when Negron throws a curve ball that the simple and beautiful story of end of life passage suddenly takes on new life.
I'm excited, for me there was a big curve ball from the semi-final to the final, who people thought were going to get through and who didn't," Jessie said.
Big Zeb Hero status 2010 Horse Racing Ireland Horse Of The Year and winner of Champion Chase at 2011 Punchestown festival High notes Win in 2010 Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltehenham Festival and win in 2011 Champion Chase at Punchestown festival Futures trading As short as 5-1 second favourite for 2012 Queen Mother Champion Chase Curve ball After Punchestown, connections described him as getting on in years.
On the show itself, Curve Ball admitted that he lied.
The Phillies' Halladay often throws a "slow" pitch like a curve ball in the 80s).
And we think he's been tossed a curve ball by circumstance, injuries and so forth.
When I see a curve ball coming, I like to swing," says DeYoung.
The best way to hit the curve ball is by not missing the fast ball.
Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go 'Kylie Minogue?
The last thing we want to do is throw a curve ball to people who are unfamiliar with the area, and close ramps without a few days' notice," Harwood said.