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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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They are the masters who help with those changes executed in pitch-black backstage areas during a performance.
There, the team spent a stormy, pitch-black night attaching the loggers to pilings, bridges, and other structures throughout coastal Louisiana that would survive the hurricane.
Kahn has a marvelous command of the material, showing a fine facility for the elements of the genre - sound, probing camera movements, pitch-black humor - that Hitchcock fanatics have relished for years.
6 of his ongoing series Black Hole (Fantagraphics Books): On the left page, a teeny square hit of acid sticks to a strip of Scotch tape on a pitch-black ground.
A GIRL aged three was found strapped in her buggy in a pitch-black locked garage screaming for her mother.
Suddenly, the hall goes pitch-black except for four beams of green light that pinpoint each emerging band member.
The magic of split-second costume changes executed in the pitch-black of backstage are a tribute to their efficiency.
Diving into the unexplored liquid space that exists just beneath the surface of our planet, DEEP BLUE explores awesome realms where humans, and especially cameras, have rarely dared to go: darting with lightning speed through fierce schools of sharks, riding over stormy waves with massive killer whales, fighting for survival with families of polar bears and seals, and even plunging into pitch-black chasms that are home to wild, alien-like creatures so rare they have never been seen before on film.
And the hair was pitch-black, very thick and cut in an unusual style for a child - very much like a wig.
The dogs are often called out in the middle of the night to search for armed suspects hiding in labyrinthine warehouses, debris-strewn back yards or in pitch-black wilderness areas.
In the lacquer simulacra, How Happy are Those who Believe Seeing, 1992, pitch-black skies, shrines, and jungle replace Australian bush.