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A specific area of the trading floor that is designed for the trading of commodities, individual futures, or option contracts.


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.


A location on a commodities exchange trading floor where the futures of a particular commodity are traded. Also called ring.
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A rise in pit bull attacks led to the June 2011 passage of the Responsible Pit Bull Ownership Ordinance in Lowell city, Massachusetts.
The Bergheim pit provides the first evidence that people killed and mutilated in raids or battles were sometimes buried in circular pits, too, says study coauthor Bruno Boulestin, an anthropologist at the University of Bordeaux in France.
Supply & Installation of 60 Ml electronic weightriOge alongwith construction of pit at SWH Hissing (Kcmal)
Sentiments about pit bulls have divided Lane County residents.
Most pits were found either in large craters with impact melt ponds, areas of lava that formed from the heat of the impact and later solidified, or in the lunar maria, dark areas on the moon that are extensive solidified lava flows hundreds of miles across.
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The breed's reputation notwithstanding, the reasons for the high numbers of pit bulls in shelters are many, said Rene Gardner, manager of the New Milford Animal Welfare Society, which usually hosts a higher percentage of pit bulls than other dogs.
Gardina of Baltimore, Maryland, recently proposed tough restrictions on pit bulls.
Caries risk factors include poor oral hygiene, a cariogenic diet, family history, low fluoride intake, pit and fissure anatomy, and any history of caries.
During the first 35 days of Bolsa Aberta, some 12,000 folks like Carlos Alberto put on their 3-D glasses in the pit.
With this ability to express up seven binary numbers they could assign any one of three distinguishable data bits to an) pit--giving each pit three possible meanings, instead of just one.
John Woods, 72, of Gainesville, Florida, had missed church for a few weeks and was preparing to get back on track when, on the morning of August 5th, neighbor Vicki Sabatella (in Woods' words) "came crashing through the door and said, 'Two pit bulls are killing my husband and my dop.