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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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Then, seeing David's bundle, he snatched it, like a too officious Newfoundland, stuck his pitchfork into it and carried it over his shoulder in triumph as he accompanied David and the box out of the thicket.
Jacob was quiet as long as he was treated indulgently; but on the slightest show of anger, he became unmanageable, and was liable to fits of fury which would have made him formidable even without his pitchfork.
If they could once get to the distant highroad, a coach would overtake them, David would mount it, having previously by some ingenious means secured his bundle, and then Jacob might howl and flourish his pitchfork as much as he liked.
com and its quarterly music magazine Pitchfork Review.
Managing director Richard Pitchfork said: This is fantastic news for Maxons, the products are being well received and the hope is that the contract will be extended to cover Co-op stores throughout the country.
Colin Pitchfork - the first criminal in the world to be convicted on DNA evidence - was jailed for life in 1988 for killing schoolgirls, Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, both 15.
Midland killer Colin Pitchfork (below) was jailed for life in 1988 for killing two schoolgirls.
Colin Pitchfork was jailed for life in 1988 for killing two schoolgirls.
Five years later, thanks to Sir Alec's discovery, baker Colin Pitchfork was convicted of killing Lynda and another girl, Dawn Ashworth.
TWO men armed with a pitchfork and knives attacked a man in his Birkby home.
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A FOOTBALL match had to be called off after a player threatened rival team members with a pitchfork.