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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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Pitchfork, who raped and murdered schoolgirls Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth, in 1983 and 1986, will be able to take unattended day trips in the "near future".
Vijay Singh, the father of the slain children, said he kept the pitchfork inside his house because it was often featured in depictions of the Hindu God Shiva, whom he and wife Shirley worshipped.
Since going to prison, Pitchfork has had a sculpture displayed at the Royal Festival Hall and he has become an expert at transcribing sheet music into Braille.
When Pitchfork members go before that board to argue for an aerial spray buffer zone, we are facing such timber company executives as Larry Giustina and Jennifer Phillippi.
Pitchfork was jailed in 1988 following Leicestershire Police's biggest manhunt.
Colin Pitchfork - the first criminal in the world to be convicted on DNA evidence - recently enjoyed a day trip out of prison.
(http://pitchfork.com/news/72288-drakes-more-life-will-not-be-apple-music-exclusive/?mbid=social_twitter) Pitchfork also reports that sources close to Amazon confirm the project will also be available on their service.
But the day after the Examiner reported how the family of the late Harry Pitchfork had been blighted by thefts from his memorial stone, a further replacement planter was stolen.
A MAN who thrust a pitchfork into a pal's head and left him for dead has been locked up indefinitely at Carstairs.
It shows Anne being beaten by a groom with a pitchfork.
His most notable cases included the prosecution of Colin Pitchfork, the first criminal convicted of murder based on DNA fingerprint evidence and the first to be caught after a mass DNA screening.