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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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It is pitch-black there, and I've been told it's a no-go area for at least one local dog walker at night, because of the risk of muggings.
She filled a pitch-black space with a maze of giant boxes, leaving narrow tunnels through which the audience is drawn, pushed, and pulled.
The film sees Ronaldo take on a number of tasks as Castrol ask: * Will his famous trademark free kick have the strength and power to stand up in an explosive encounter against walls of glass Can his mental strength and intuition help him through the pitch-black cross ball challenge Will his skill, reaction speed and endurance help him outwit marksman to survive the ultimate test in 'Snipers Alley'?
The pitch-black sky makes it easy to see distant galaxies such as the Milky Way and Andromeda.
The award is given to the best places in the world for star-gazing because of their pitch-black surroundings.
The eel shimmers and the dogfish darts,/ A dance of crisscrosses and trespasses /Through distillate glints and nacreous silts,/ And the sun, like fronds of royal palm /Wind-torn, tossed, lashes upon the wake,/But no lamplight mars or bleaches your realm,/ A dark of sediment, spawn, slough, and lees,/Runoff, pitch-black, from the rivers of Psalms.
Pitch-black comedy, starring Billy Bob Thornton (above), Tony Cox, Bernie Mac, John Ritter and Lauren Graham.
A reflection for Advent from a new booklet by spiritual author Joyce Rupp: "We can have the best eyes in the world, but in pitch-black darkness our eyes are of little use to us.
The dim glow doesn't even begin to fight the pitch-black gloom of the deep ocean.
In the doorway scuffle, the Los Angeles police officer somehow ended up inside the man's pitch-black house with his gangster son.
In these pitch-black and usually humid confines, mineral formations range from iciclelike deposits that can weigh tons to delicate crystals that shatter at the slightest touch.