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Ring

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.

pitch

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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Blake, 41, now a respected pundit, said the furore must have spilled over on to the pitch against the Magpies.
I'M surprised there weren't more goals judging by the state of the pitch against Cardiff on Sunday.
Sutton Coldfield-based marketing communications group WAA has landed the pounds 700,000 advertising and marketing account for West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive Centro, following a five-way pitch against rival regional agencies.
The Leeds United boss masterminded maximum points on the pitch against Wimbledon - and he also top-scored off it in our Carling Opta Manager of the Season table.
PT, and features five-time FIFA World Cup Champion Brazil on the pitch against Ecuador.
I hope he can have some time on the pitch against Poland but we knew the risk we were taking when we selected him.
The covers are affective in protecting the pitch against temperatures as low as -5degC.
What my team-mates did for me at the end of last season, on the pitch against Manchester United and many things off the pitch after that, is something I will never forget," Lampard said.
Jim, from East Boldon, had just minutes to pitch against a panel of high-profile judges in Dragons' Den-style competition.
He said: "My players did not leave any of their strength on the pitch against Italy and they are strong enough to play Scotland.