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A specific area of the trading floor that is designed for the trading of commodities, individual futures, or option contracts.
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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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A location on a commodities exchange trading floor where the futures of a particular commodity are traded. Also called ring.
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Pitfall Planet is a local co-op adventure - you can play it solo, but its certainly great fun with friends and family.
* Wanting your "old life" back is a pitfall because it is not possible, won't happen.
Ants (Formicidae) (10-40%), beetles (Carabidae and Staphylinidae) (14-28%), spiders (Araneae) (5-18%) and earthworms (Lumbricidae) (2-20%) were the most abundant and more active, hence, were more captured in pitfall traps in summer season.
However, capture efficiency of pitfall traps depends strongly on properties such as trap size and the fluid employed (see Brown & Matthews 2016 for a comprehensive review).
Pitfall Paradise is a proposed animated television series surrounding the ongoing saga of the New World Order's #1 and #2 estranged father/son duo.
Summary: Whether you are knee-deep in discovery or just starting to identify relevant data sources, the potential pitfalls and perils of e-discovery are myriad.
Critique: Impressive, candid, thoughtful and thought-provoking, "The Primal Contradiction: My Escape from the Pitfall of Self-Delusion" is an absorbing read from beginning to end, and very highly recommended for community and academic library Contemporary American Biography collections.
Pitfall trapping was a survey method used during these studies and a 245 ml polystyrene take-away coffee cup was placed in each pitfall bucket as shelter for captured mammals.
In this paper we assessed trap efficiency using Sherman traps in two positions (at ground level and in trees) and pitfall traps in an Atlantic Forest fragmented landscape located in Seropedica municipality, southeastern Brazil.
What's more, your results may still be due to Pitfall 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.
To test our method for improving pitfall traps, we constructed a Y-shaped, vinyl fabric drift fence with three arms that intersected at 120 [degrees] (Fig.