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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.
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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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US, UK, Danish and Afghan forces poured off 38 Chinooks in the pitch-dark as ground forces attacked with night sights and "red illume" flares which cannot be seen by the naked eye.
One at a time, the animals would crawl down a narrow shaft and then move through a 40-yard-long passage that empties into the pitch-dark cave, which is always near room temperature.
And when Lynch cuts away from an aerial shot of the septuagenarian crossing the Mississippi to a view of a pitch-dark cemetery.
The patient took 29 hours to break out of the pitch-dark machine.
Rau made the half-hour drive to Oelman's cabin, finding the door wide open and the place pitch-dark. When she turned on the living-room light, nothing in the cabin appeared out of place other than a small pile of clothes that lay on the floor next to the futon--which at first led Rau to believe that she was interrupting a romantic evening.
Out now THIS gripping memoir is like a pitch-dark version of Call the Midwife, dealing with the end of life rather than the beginning.
Undisputed highlight comes when Donal tags along with the hunters to try and catch a crocodile on a pitch-dark river.