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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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I could not turn round and ended up paying pounds 10 for two-and-a-half hours in a pitch-dark car park.
For a pitch-dark red wine, try the brilliantly apt The Waxed Bat, Petit Verdot 2007 (pounds 7.
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.
In 2002, a similar incident at a middle school in northern China resulted in 21 children being crushed to death after a railing collapsed as students were descending a pitch-dark staircase after evening review classes.
Before you dictate what the Migrant Workers Protection Society should do or not do, I suggest that you remove the pitch-dark cooling glass from your face and look at the real world around you.
A centuries old Muslim ritual of human alarm clocks beating drums and bells in the pitch-dark hours of Islam's holiest month has returned to the strife-torn region.
In some of the earlier paintings from the gloomy series called "Human Body," 1986-95, a leg, head, or torso is cut off by the edges of the pitch-dark canvas, leaving an incomplete body.