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pitch

 [pich]
1. a dark, more or less viscous residue from distillation of tar and other substances.
2. any of various bituminous substances such as natural asphalt.
3. a resin from the sap of some coniferous trees.
4. the quality of sound dependent on the frequency of vibration of the waves producing it.

pitch

(pich),
A resinous substance obtained from tar after the volatile substances have been expelled by boiling.
Synonym(s): pix
[L. pix]

pitch

(pich)
1. a dark viscous residue from distillation of tar and other substances.
2. any of various bituminous substances such as natural asphalt.
3. a resin from the sap of some coniferous trees.
4. the quality of sound dependent principally on its frequency.

pitch

Etymology: ME, picchen
1 the highness or lowness of a tone or sound depending on the rate of vibration of the sound source.
2 (in helical computed tomography) the ratio of table advancement per 360-degree rotation of the x-ray tube to the detector collimator.

pitch

(pich)
Auditory perception of tone on a scale ranging from low to high, based on the frequency of vibration of the object emitting the tone. For the human voice, pitch relates to frequency of vibration of the vocal folds.
See: voice, frequency
[L. pix]

pitch

1. a dark, more or less viscous residue from distillation of tar and other substances.
2. natural asphalt of various kinds.
3. the quality of sound dependent on the frequency of vibration of the waves producing it

coal tar pitch

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First, he would be extremely selective at the plate, trying to drive Sheets' pitch count up right from the first pitch--believing that if he could make a great pitcher throw lots of pitches early, the A's would be facing the bullpen (and a weaker pitcher) earlier in the game.
Former player Steve Lyons, now part of both the Dodgers broadcast team and FSN Prime Ticket's postgame show says, ``When a guy like Maddux is on his game it's a lot more special because he has to pitch.
Construct them and learn how the shape and texture of certain instrument parts affect vibrations--and the sound's pitch.
However, if wood pitch was present, binder-rich particles deposited extensively onto fibers as the pH decreased from 8.
Lichtenberg points out that we pitch in many situations, not only in business situations, such as applying for a job, seeking a promotion, or trying to raise capital for a new business, but also in non-business situations, such as seeking to get the best medical care available or influencing one's spouse.
So the nut and the 16-lb puller have to be held in place while removing the pitch beam.
Ignoring complicating factors, such as a crosswind, Alaways created a set of equations that closely predicts actual pitch trajectories both in the laboratory and on the field.
Bird-Johnson, a leader in the manufacture of marine controllable pitch propellers for more than 30 years, entered the fixed pitch propeller market in 1986.
On Monday, Johanna Ilejay (Palmdale) pitched four innings, combining with Nicole Torres (Quartz Hill/Antelope Valley College) on a six-hitter in District 51's 3-0 victory over Southwest Region champion Hallettsville, Texas -- meaning both Ilejay and Torres were available to pitch in Tuesday's games against the Philippines and East Region champion Connecticut.
The longer the wavelength, the lower the frequency, meaning a lower pitch.
Analysis of thermomechanical pulp (TMP) samples, inside and outside of pitch season, suggests that deposit outbreaks relate more to the composition of wood pitch than to the absolute amount of pitch present in the system.
That pitch is the one on which Lowe had become much too reliant against left-handed hitters, which meant he was throwing fewer sinkers, which in turn meant his mechanics on his sinker were becoming less consistent, which in turn meant the pitch had become less dependable.