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Ring

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.

pitch

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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As usual, Cairo+5--which convened to discuss implementation of the directives of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994--was the site of a pitched battle between population controllers and prolife advocates, including two representatives of Campaign Life, Toronto.
The pitched battle between olestra marketers and public health experts has even escalated to the World Wide Web.
Ironically, in Wynn's view, the October pogroms paved the way for the greatest show of worker political militance anywhere in Russia in December 1905: revolutionaries and skilled workers armed themselves to combat pogromists, and so were able to seize control of central Ekaterinoslav and many of the stations along the Ekaterinin railroad, and even to attempt to take on the military in pitched battle at Gorlovka.
A YOUTH football match was abandoned when a pitched battle involving more than 50 people broke out.
Gardai were called out after two gangs of Travellers got involved in a pitched battle in Ashbourne, Co Meath, early yesterday.
"We hope that it's not going to come to a pitched battle, but in a sense we're preparing for one," he said.
A shinty match ended in a pitched battle yesterday, with players slugging it out on the pitch.
Hundreds of drunken British youths hurled bottles and paving stones in a pitched battle with police in Majorca.
A pitched battle involving 200 British lager louts and police erupted on a holiday island.
Around 30 people were involved in a pitched battle at the Ice Factory.
1986: Man Utd and West Ham fans fight a pitched battle on a cross-Channel ferry.
NINE Protestant schoolboys are recovering after a football match with a Catholic team in Londonderry ended in a pitched battle yesterday.