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pitched Sentence Examples

  • "Hold that thought," He pitched the apron at Chet.

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  • Coriolanus pitched his camp quite near to the city.

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  • When they had crossed the field to the spot where Dean's tent was pitched, he began to dismantle it.

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  • When they had crossed the field to the spot where Dean's tent was pitched, he began to dismantle it.

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  • Even Mrs. Reynolds pitched in with some stuffed animals - a giraffe and horse.

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  • He pitched his camp at Ingogo.

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  • Carmen pitched the disposable diaper in the trash and hefted Destiny from the changing table.

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  • Alexander turned, and near the town of Issus fought his second pitched battle, sending Darius and the relic of his army in wild flight back to the east.'

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  • Cade came through the kitchen door and pitched his hat on the peg.

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  • Abraham pitched his tent between Ai and Bethel (Gen.

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  • "Hi," she said in a high pitched voice just as a loud ringing sound came from her luggage.

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  • Pitched to the other end of the cabin, the two soldiers had strapped themselves in.

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  • This proved to be the last pitched battle of the war, the Danes never again venturing to attack their once more invincible enemy in the open field.

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  • Bern was in command and was seriously wounded in the last pitched battle of the war, fought there on the 9th of August.

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  • Pitched to the other end of the cabin, the two soldiers had strapped themselves in.

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  • This proved to be the last pitched battle of the war, the Danes never again venturing to attack their once more invincible enemy in the open field.

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  • I was the first one to the accident scene and I pitched the bottle—the only bottle.

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  • I pitched out the junk mail and paid the bills.

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  • His advice was not followed by Pharnabazus; the Egyptian king collected his forces and won a pitched battle near Mendes.

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  • The traders bring with them tents on the backs of camels and these are pitched near the native town.

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  • The victory of Holowczyn, memorable besides as the last pitched battle won by Charles XII., opened up the way to the Dnieper.

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  • I was the one who spotted the suitcases while Byrne was around the corner doing his business so I pitched them in his trunk without opening them.

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  • She pitched it in the trash and then paused at the door.

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  • Saturninus, defeated in a pitched battle in the Forum (Dec. 10), took refuge with his followers in the Capitol, where, the water supply having been cut off, they were forced to capitulate.

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  • Montrose arrived a day too late for Marston Moor (2nd of July 1644); Rupert took his contingent; he entered Scotland in disguise, met the ill-armed Irish levies under Colkitto, raised the Gordons and Ogilvies, who supplied his cavalry, raised the fighting Macdonalds, Camerons and Macleans; in six pitched battles he routed Argyll and all the Covenanting warriors of Scotland, and then, deserted by Colkitto and the Gordons, and surprised by Leslie's cavalry withdrawn from England, was defeated at Philiphaugh near Selkirk, while men and women of his Irish contingent were shot or hanged months after the battle.

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  • Sir Thomas More was pitched upon by the court on this occasion in order that his popularity with the Commons might be employed to carry the money grant for which Wolsey asked.

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  • He was victorious in the pitched battle fought at the foot of Ithome in the fifth year of his reign, a battle in which the Messenians, reinforced by the entire Arcadian levy and picked contingents from Argos and Sicyon, defeated the combined Spartan and Corinthian forces.

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  • Someone pitched a jacket to the man who carefully placed it behind Dean's head.

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  • at Wisniowiec in 1512 and at Kaniow in 1526), yet occasionally, as at Sokal when they wiped out a whole Polish army, they prevailed even in pitched battles.

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  • But his men refused to retreat farther, and in a pitched battle which followed soon afterwards the rebel army was annihilated.

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  • After a struggle between various pretenders to the viceroyalty, in which some pitched battles were fought, Mahommed b.

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  • The dressing station consisted of three tents with flaps turned back, pitched at the edge of a birch wood.

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  • The driver pitched her old clothes in the boot and helped her into the stage.

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  • Battles became all but bloodless; diplomacy and tactics superseded feats of arms and hard blows in pitched fields.

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  • Apart from the pitched battles, the warfare of Alexander was largely hill-fighting, in which the hypaspistae took the principal part, and the contingents of light-armed hillmen from the Balkan region did excellent service.

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  • The English commander promptly sent in a challenge to a pitched battle, which the king, in spite of the advice of his most trusted counsellors, accepted.

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  • After seven years of inaction, however, this imperial rescript was pitched in a far lower key.

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  • The Russians were defeated in more than one pitched battle; three-quarters of the ancient territory was recovered, and Warsaw and Vilna, the capitals of Poland and Lithuania respectively, were liberated.

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  • Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.

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  • Early in the morning of the twelfth of June he came out of his tent, which was pitched that day on the steep left bank of the Niemen, and looked through a spyglass at the streams of his troops pouring out of the Vilkavisski forest and flowing over the three bridges thrown across the river.

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  • During the Persian invasion the Tegeans displayed a readiness unusual among Peloponnesian cities; in the battle of Plataea they were the first to enter the enemy's camp. A few years later they headed an Arcadian and Argive league against Sparta, but by the loss of two pitched battles (Tegea and Dipaea) were induced to resume their former loyalty (about 468-467).

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  • Not till the victory of Puck (September 17, 1462), one of the very few pitched battles in a war of raids, skirmishes and sieges, did fortune incline decisively to the side of the Poles, who maintained and improved their advantage till absolute exhaustion compelled the Knights to accept the mediation of a papal legate, and the second peace of Thorn (October 14, 1466) concluded a struggle which had reduced the Prussian provinces to a wilderness.'

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  • Unable to maintain himself there he marched to southern Bohemia, and after defeating the Romanists at Sudomef - the first pitched battle of the Hussite wars - he arrived at Usti, one of the earliest meeting-places of the Hussites.

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  • But they were guerillas, not regulars; they had no good officers, no serviceable artillery, and very little money; and all the foreign powers to whom Rakoczy turned for assistance (excepting France, who fed them occasionally with paltry subsidies) would not commit themselves to a formal alliance with rebels who were defeated in every pitched battle they fought.

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  • Unable to maintain himself there he marched to southern Bohemia, and after defeating the Romanists at Sudomef - the first pitched battle of the Hussite wars - he arrived at Usti, one of the earliest meeting-places of the Hussites.

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  • In a pitched battle fought on the 10th of January 1904 at Jidballi in the Nogal country the enemy were routed, losing over loon men in killed alone, while the British loss in killed and wounded was 58.

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  • In the time following the peace of Nicias the Mantineians, whose attempts at expansion beyond Mount Maenalus were being foiled by Sparta, formed a powerful alliance with Argos, Elis and Athens (420), which the Spartans, assisted by Tegea, broke up after a pitched battle in the city's territory (418).

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  • The election was marked by an amazing outflow of caricatures and squibs, by weeks of rioting in which Lord Hood's sailors fought pitched battles in St James's Street with Fox's hackney coachmen, and by the intrepid canvassing of Whig ladies.

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  • Tents embroidered with gold were pitched within the sacred enclosure; and the wealth of Dionysius was vividly shown by the number of chariots which he had entered.

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  • Fostat signifies " the tent," the town being built where Amr had pitched his tent.

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  • These vessels were made of planks well fitted and sewn together, the joints being caulked and pitched.'

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  • UR, one of the most important of the early Babylonian cities, represented to-day by the ruin mounds called Mughair (Moghair), or, more properly, Muqayyar (Mukayyar), "the pitched," or "pitch-built."

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  • The longbow here scored its first victory in a pitched battle.

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  • His trained regiments were defeated in two pitched battles by Major Adams, at Gheria and at Udha-nala, and he himself took refuge with the nawab wazir of Oudh, who refused to deliver him up. This led to a prolongation of the war.

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  • He won pitched battles at Aligarh and Laswari, and captured the cities of Delhi and Agra, thus scattering the French troops of Sindhia, and at the same time coming forward as the champion of the Mogul emperor in his hereditary capital.

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  • The army of Holkar was defeated in the following month at the pitched battle of Mehidpur.

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  • Within three weeks four pitched battles were fought, at Mudki, Ferozeshah, Aliwal and Sobraon.

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  • Hajjaj, afraid lest his communications with Syria should be cut off, pitched his camp at Dair Qorra, eighteen miles west from Kufa towards the desert, where Mahommed, the brother of the caliph, and Abdallah, his son, brought him fresh troops.

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  • Harun then marched against Nicomedia, where he vanquished the domesticus, the chief commander of the Greek forces, and pitched his camp on the shores of the Bosporus.

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  • Tahir continued his victorious march, conquered Ahwaz, took Wasit and Madain, and pitched his camp near one of the gates of the capital, where he was rejoined by Harthama.

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  • Instead of obeying he pitched his camp near the summit of a mountain overlooking Monterey, fortified his position, and raised the United States flag.

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  • On the 19th of June he laid siege to La Roche-aux-Moines, the fortress which defended Angers and commanded the Loire valley; but on the approach of a royal army under Prince Louis on the 2nd of July his Poitevin barons refused to risk a pitched battle, and he fled hastily to La Rochelle.

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  • pitched his camp on the shore of the Bosporus.

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  • It is not possible, however, by this method to entirely reproduce the character of the wine from which the yeast is derived inasmuch as this depends on other factors as well, particularly the constitution of the grape juice, conditions of climate, &c. The other micro-organisms naturally present in the must which is pitched with the pure culture are not without their influence on the result.

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  • A pitched battle took place between them, in which the army of Karim was defeated.

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  • The Zend issued from Ispahan, and was a second time defeated in a pitched battle by, the Kajar.

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  • On receiving intelligence of this discomfiture, the king himself marched with strong reinforcements, and a pitched battle was fought in which Nasir Khan was worsted.

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  • of Syria in a pitched battle near Sardis.

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  • It was behind the Ridge at this point that the main portion of the British camp was pitched.

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  • Almost daily sallies, which often turned into pitched battles, were made by the rebels upon the over-worked handful of Europeans, Sikhs and Gurkhas.

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  • These huts are sometimes made simply of straw and are surrounded by high thorn hedges, but, in the north, square houses, built in stories, flat-roofed, the roof sometimes laid at the same slope as the hillside, and some with pitched thatched roofs, are common.

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  • This time the Abyssinians were more successful, and beat the rebels in a pitched fight; but the difficulties of the country again precluded effective co-operation.

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  • Ptolemy Philometor, who was Alexander's father-in-law, went over to his side, and Alexander was defeated in a pitched battle near Antioch in Syria.

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  • According to this the fight was not a pitched battle but a surprise, the Austrians not having had time to form up into ranks.

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  • In the year 871 these two gallant kinsmen fought no less than six pitched battles against the invaders.

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  • There followed a year of desperate struggle: the two young kings fought five pitched battles, fortune seemed to favor Edmund, and the traitor Eadric submitted to him with all Wessex.

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  • ~But John did his best to disgust his followers by adopting the policy of carrying out fierce and purposeless raids of devastation all through the countryside, while refusing to face his enemies in a pitched battle.

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  • The impression made on the Scots was so great that for some years they refused to engage in another pitched battle.

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  • But the Beauchamps returned more than once to vain attacks on the stout walls of Berkeley, and a quarrel of two generations ended with the pitched battle of Nibley Green.

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  • Within its limits he then pitched a tent, in which he sat down with covered head, asked the gods for a sign, and waited for an answer.

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  • A spot being selected, the official charged to make the observation pitched his tent there some days before.

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  • Charles's generals avoided pitched battles, and contented themselves with defensive and guerrilla tactics, with the result that in 1380 only Bayonne, Bordeaux, Brest and Calais were still in English hands.

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  • Convinced that it was impossible to meet Alexander in a pitched battle, his plan was to lay waste the country and retire into the interior, meanwhile organizing resistance on sea (where the Persians were far superior to the Macedonians) and carrying the war into Greece.

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  • This victory, remarkable besides as Gustavus's first pitched battle, completed the conquest of Livonia.

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  • Even Mrs. Reynolds pitched in with some stuffed animals - a giraffe and horse.

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  • The driver pitched her old clothes in the boot and helped her into the stage.

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  • Cade came through the kitchen door and pitched his hat on the peg.

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  • "Hold that thought," He pitched the apron at Chet.

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  • I was the first one to the accident scene and I pitched the bottle—the only bottle.

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  • Carmen pitched the disposable diaper in the trash and hefted Destiny from the changing table.

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  • "Hi," she said in a high pitched voice just as a loud ringing sound came from her luggage.

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  • I pitched out the junk mail and paid the bills.

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  • Someone pitched a jacket to the man who carefully placed it behind Dean's head.

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  • I was the one who spotted the suitcases while Byrne was around the corner doing his business so I pitched them in his trunk without opening them.

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  • She pitched it in the trash and then paused at the door.

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  • Many wreckers and not a few Customs men were killed in pitched battles over the booty.

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  • Their distress call is a high pitched beep beep beep sound.

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  • With some uneven bounce in the wicket, the bowlers had a chance to defend their low score if they pitched the ball right.

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  • brick with stone dressings under steeply pitched plain clay tiled roofs.

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  • A new loft conversion is to be done in an existing pitched roof of a house.

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  • colic crying due to colic is often more high pitched than usual crying.

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  • True to her word, Verity pitched up at my office ready to ' dish the dirt ' on the CML.

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  • Steep pitched clay tile roofs with pitched roof dormers.

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  • Steep pitched Swithland slate roof with stone ridge and deep eaves.

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  • Willow House is an impressive family home constructed in 1950 of brick elevations under a pitched tiled roof.

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  • encampment of tents pitched on the surrounding open ground.

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  • equalizer modes ensure your tunes are pitched just right.

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  • It relies upon a high pitched nasal, almost feminine style of vocal production.

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  • flute playing filled in the high pitched notes.

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  • removing hiss, clicks and pops, rumble, and pitched hum.

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  • hiss then in a very low pitched voice that laughed ha ha ha ha ha!

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  • It detonated, leaving only a loud high pitched howl and the smell of burning web behind.

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  • In any case, the notion of a pitched battle in mountainous terrain seems inherently implausible.

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  • innings pitched for the year.

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  • I have blue neon string with a small inverter which makes a really annoying high pitched noise.

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  • killed in pitched battles over the booty.

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  • With 1,400 men he defeated the garrison of 2,600 in pitched battle outside the city, which he then looted.

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  • Once in the forest we looked for a good place to camp and pitched our tent, there were quite a few midges around.

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  • navvyis at this stage that some suggest that all the navvies engaged in a pitched battle in the otherwise quiet town of Havant.

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  • The unique design of the durable masonry roof overhang is suitable for flat, hipped or any degree of pitched roof.

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  • He pitched out and eventually saved par with about a 4-foot putt.

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  • We were pitched on a sandy football pitch, which belonged to a local school.

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  • Many historians regard this as the last pitched battle of the Revolution.

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  • The male has a high pitched whistle while the female has a lower purr.

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  • raggedy beard and speaks in clipped, high pitched Californian accents.

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  • Basil Champneys originally designed a pitched roof for the Library.

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  • One of the most common alterations made to older houses with pitched roofing is to convert the loft space into a habitable living space.

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  • sabreould not have been surprised if the stones we bowled had pitched near a rusty saber or a blue or gray kepi.

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  • The spider screamed, a long piercing high pitched scream which shattered through The Captain's hearing.

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  • And soon the hall is filled with a high pitched screech.

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  • skittered back into the undergrowth making frightened, low pitched rumblings.

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  • The high pitched squeaks of territorial Common Shrews coming from the long grass.

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  • They usually voice their protest simply by letting out a high pitched squeal.

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  • It was pitched at just the right level and won an unusual standing ovation, with all but UKIP's MEPs standing.

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  • timid high pitched voice] Who is there?

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  • GIRL: [very timid high pitched voice] Who is there?

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  • Similarly when knocked against a real brass check the fakes sound slightly tinny or higher pitched than would normally be expected.

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  • well-worn pony track, pitched with stones.

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  • Next the Mac started to emit a high pitched whine.

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  • At Tanagra in Boeotia a pitched battle was fought, in which both Pericles and the partisans of Cimon distinguished themselves.

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  • Alexander turned, and near the town of Issus fought his second pitched battle, sending Darius and the relic of his army in wild flight back to the east.'

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  • Alexander succeeded in taking a part of his forces across the river higher up during a night of torrential rain, and then he fought the fourth and last of his pitched battles in Asia, the one which put to proof more shrewdly than any of the others the quality of the Macedonian army as an instrument of war, and yet again emerged victorious.

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  • Bern was in command and was seriously wounded in the last pitched battle of the war, fought there on the 9th of August.

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  • Battles became all but bloodless; diplomacy and tactics superseded feats of arms and hard blows in pitched fields.

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  • On the x9th of dis~)tember the Garibaldians began their attack on this, position Ita h their usual impetuous valour; but they were repulsed der tin and again, and it was not tifi the 2nd of October, after vol wo days pitched battle, that they succeeded in carrying the the, ition.

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  • In 1603 they destroyed in a pitched battle a veteran force of Spaniards under Saavedra.

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  • Abraham pitched his tent between Ai and Bethel (Gen.

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  • (See ARK.) David brought it up from Baalah of Judah with great pomp, and pitched a tent for it in Zion, amidst national rejoicings.

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  • The victory of Holowczyn, memorable besides as the last pitched battle won by Charles XII., opened up the way to the Dnieper.

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  • Saturninus, defeated in a pitched battle in the Forum (Dec. 10), took refuge with his followers in the Capitol, where, the water supply having been cut off, they were forced to capitulate.

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  • Apart from the pitched battles, the warfare of Alexander was largely hill-fighting, in which the hypaspistae took the principal part, and the contingents of light-armed hillmen from the Balkan region did excellent service.

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  • In a pitched battle fought on the 10th of January 1904 at Jidballi in the Nogal country the enemy were routed, losing over loon men in killed alone, while the British loss in killed and wounded was 58.

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  • But they were guerillas, not regulars; they had no good officers, no serviceable artillery, and very little money; and all the foreign powers to whom Rakoczy turned for assistance (excepting France, who fed them occasionally with paltry subsidies) would not commit themselves to a formal alliance with rebels who were defeated in every pitched battle they fought.

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  • He was victorious in the pitched battle fought at the foot of Ithome in the fifth year of his reign, a battle in which the Messenians, reinforced by the entire Arcadian levy and picked contingents from Argos and Sicyon, defeated the combined Spartan and Corinthian forces.

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  • The English commander promptly sent in a challenge to a pitched battle, which the king, in spite of the advice of his most trusted counsellors, accepted.

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  • He pitched his camp at Ingogo.

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  • The great numerical superiority of the Federals enabled Sherman to press back the Confederates without a pitched battle, but the severity of the skirmishing may be judged from the casualties of the two armies (Sherman's about 26,000 men, Johnston's over io,000), and the obstinate steadiness of Johnston by the fact that his opponent hardly progressed more than one mile a day.

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  • The election was marked by an amazing outflow of caricatures and squibs, by weeks of rioting in which Lord Hood's sailors fought pitched battles in St James's Street with Fox's hackney coachmen, and by the intrepid canvassing of Whig ladies.

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  • The roasted mineral, slightly moistened, is introduced into a vat made of stoneware or pitched planks, and furnished with a double bottom.

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  • During the Persian invasion the Tegeans displayed a readiness unusual among Peloponnesian cities; in the battle of Plataea they were the first to enter the enemy's camp. A few years later they headed an Arcadian and Argive league against Sparta, but by the loss of two pitched battles (Tegea and Dipaea) were induced to resume their former loyalty (about 468-467).

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  • In the time following the peace of Nicias the Mantineians, whose attempts at expansion beyond Mount Maenalus were being foiled by Sparta, formed a powerful alliance with Argos, Elis and Athens (420), which the Spartans, assisted by Tegea, broke up after a pitched battle in the city's territory (418).

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  • After seven years of inaction, however, this imperial rescript was pitched in a far lower key.

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  • Not till the victory of Puck (September 17, 1462), one of the very few pitched battles in a war of raids, skirmishes and sieges, did fortune incline decisively to the side of the Poles, who maintained and improved their advantage till absolute exhaustion compelled the Knights to accept the mediation of a papal legate, and the second peace of Thorn (October 14, 1466) concluded a struggle which had reduced the Prussian provinces to a wilderness.'

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  • For more than three months they kept back the invader, and, after winning three pitched battles, retired in perfect order on the capital (see PoNIATOwsKI, and On the death of Stanislaus, the crown was to pass to the family of the elector of Saxony.

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  • The Russians were defeated in more than one pitched battle; three-quarters of the ancient territory was recovered, and Warsaw and Vilna, the capitals of Poland and Lithuania respectively, were liberated.

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  • The traders bring with them tents on the backs of camels and these are pitched near the native town.

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  • Sir Thomas More was pitched upon by the court on this occasion in order that his popularity with the Commons might be employed to carry the money grant for which Wolsey asked.

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  • at Wisniowiec in 1512 and at Kaniow in 1526), yet occasionally, as at Sokal when they wiped out a whole Polish army, they prevailed even in pitched battles.

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  • The name of Peebles is said to be derived from the pebylls, or tents, which the Gadeni pitched here in the days of the Romans.

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  • But his men refused to retreat farther, and in a pitched battle which followed soon afterwards the rebel army was annihilated.

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  • Tents embroidered with gold were pitched within the sacred enclosure; and the wealth of Dionysius was vividly shown by the number of chariots which he had entered.

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  • Fostat signifies " the tent," the town being built where Amr had pitched his tent.

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  • His advice was not followed by Pharnabazus; the Egyptian king collected his forces and won a pitched battle near Mendes.

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  • After a struggle between various pretenders to the viceroyalty, in which some pitched battles were fought, Mahommed b.

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  • Montrose arrived a day too late for Marston Moor (2nd of July 1644); Rupert took his contingent; he entered Scotland in disguise, met the ill-armed Irish levies under Colkitto, raised the Gordons and Ogilvies, who supplied his cavalry, raised the fighting Macdonalds, Camerons and Macleans; in six pitched battles he routed Argyll and all the Covenanting warriors of Scotland, and then, deserted by Colkitto and the Gordons, and surprised by Leslie's cavalry withdrawn from England, was defeated at Philiphaugh near Selkirk, while men and women of his Irish contingent were shot or hanged months after the battle.

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  • On his return he was fiercely assailed by the diet for not risking everything in a pitched battle, but Zolkiewski defended himself with an eloquence which silenced his most venomous opponents.

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  • These vessels were made of planks well fitted and sewn together, the joints being caulked and pitched.'

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  • UR, one of the most important of the early Babylonian cities, represented to-day by the ruin mounds called Mughair (Moghair), or, more properly, Muqayyar (Mukayyar), "the pitched," or "pitch-built."

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  • The longbow here scored its first victory in a pitched battle.

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  • His trained regiments were defeated in two pitched battles by Major Adams, at Gheria and at Udha-nala, and he himself took refuge with the nawab wazir of Oudh, who refused to deliver him up. This led to a prolongation of the war.

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  • He won pitched battles at Aligarh and Laswari, and captured the cities of Delhi and Agra, thus scattering the French troops of Sindhia, and at the same time coming forward as the champion of the Mogul emperor in his hereditary capital.

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  • The army of Holkar was defeated in the following month at the pitched battle of Mehidpur.

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  • Within three weeks four pitched battles were fought, at Mudki, Ferozeshah, Aliwal and Sobraon.

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  • Hajjaj, afraid lest his communications with Syria should be cut off, pitched his camp at Dair Qorra, eighteen miles west from Kufa towards the desert, where Mahommed, the brother of the caliph, and Abdallah, his son, brought him fresh troops.

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  • Harun then marched against Nicomedia, where he vanquished the domesticus, the chief commander of the Greek forces, and pitched his camp on the shores of the Bosporus.

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  • Tahir continued his victorious march, conquered Ahwaz, took Wasit and Madain, and pitched his camp near one of the gates of the capital, where he was rejoined by Harthama.

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  • Instead of obeying he pitched his camp near the summit of a mountain overlooking Monterey, fortified his position, and raised the United States flag.

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  • On the 19th of June he laid siege to La Roche-aux-Moines, the fortress which defended Angers and commanded the Loire valley; but on the approach of a royal army under Prince Louis on the 2nd of July his Poitevin barons refused to risk a pitched battle, and he fled hastily to La Rochelle.

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  • pitched his camp on the shore of the Bosporus.

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  • It is not possible, however, by this method to entirely reproduce the character of the wine from which the yeast is derived inasmuch as this depends on other factors as well, particularly the constitution of the grape juice, conditions of climate, &c. The other micro-organisms naturally present in the must which is pitched with the pure culture are not without their influence on the result.

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  • A pitched battle took place between them, in which the army of Karim was defeated.

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  • The Zend issued from Ispahan, and was a second time defeated in a pitched battle by, the Kajar.

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  • On receiving intelligence of this discomfiture, the king himself marched with strong reinforcements, and a pitched battle was fought in which Nasir Khan was worsted.

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  • of Syria in a pitched battle near Sardis.

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  • It was behind the Ridge at this point that the main portion of the British camp was pitched.

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  • Almost daily sallies, which often turned into pitched battles, were made by the rebels upon the over-worked handful of Europeans, Sikhs and Gurkhas.

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  • These huts are sometimes made simply of straw and are surrounded by high thorn hedges, but, in the north, square houses, built in stories, flat-roofed, the roof sometimes laid at the same slope as the hillside, and some with pitched thatched roofs, are common.

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  • This time the Abyssinians were more successful, and beat the rebels in a pitched fight; but the difficulties of the country again precluded effective co-operation.

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  • Ptolemy Philometor, who was Alexander's father-in-law, went over to his side, and Alexander was defeated in a pitched battle near Antioch in Syria.

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  • According to this the fight was not a pitched battle but a surprise, the Austrians not having had time to form up into ranks.

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  • In the year 871 these two gallant kinsmen fought no less than six pitched battles against the invaders.

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  • There followed a year of desperate struggle: the two young kings fought five pitched battles, fortune seemed to favor Edmund, and the traitor Eadric submitted to him with all Wessex.

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  • ~But John did his best to disgust his followers by adopting the policy of carrying out fierce and purposeless raids of devastation all through the countryside, while refusing to face his enemies in a pitched battle.

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  • The impression made on the Scots was so great that for some years they refused to engage in another pitched battle.

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  • now hung on the chance that he might be able to maintain the struggle with success; he raised a large army and invaded Lothian, but Bruce refused a pitched battle, and drove him off with loss by devastating the countryside around him.

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  • But the Beauchamps returned more than once to vain attacks on the stout walls of Berkeley, and a quarrel of two generations ended with the pitched battle of Nibley Green.

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  • Within its limits he then pitched a tent, in which he sat down with covered head, asked the gods for a sign, and waited for an answer.

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  • A spot being selected, the official charged to make the observation pitched his tent there some days before.

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  • Charles's generals avoided pitched battles, and contented themselves with defensive and guerrilla tactics, with the result that in 1380 only Bayonne, Bordeaux, Brest and Calais were still in English hands.

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  • Convinced that it was impossible to meet Alexander in a pitched battle, his plan was to lay waste the country and retire into the interior, meanwhile organizing resistance on sea (where the Persians were far superior to the Macedonians) and carrying the war into Greece.

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  • This victory, remarkable besides as Gustavus's first pitched battle, completed the conquest of Livonia.

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  • The male has a high pitched whistle while the female has a lower purr.

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  • He is 46, sports a raggedy beard and speaks in clipped, high pitched Californian accents.

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  • Basil Champneys originally designed a pitched roof for the Library.

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  • One of the most common alterations made to older houses with pitched roofing is to convert the loft space into a habitable living space.

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  • I would not have been surprised if the stones we bowled had pitched near a rusty saber or a blue or gray kepi.

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  • The spider screamed, a long piercing high pitched scream which shattered through The Captain 's hearing.

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  • And soon the hall is filled with a high pitched screech.

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  • He screeched at the creature ultrasonically, which rotated through 180 degrees and skittered back into the undergrowth making frightened, low pitched rumblings.

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  • For pitched roofs there is also the option of an in-line or traditional skylight roof flashing.

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  • The high pitched squeaks of territorial Common Shrews coming from the long grass.

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  • They usually voice their protest simply by letting out a high pitched squeal.

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  • It was pitched at just the right level and won an unusual standing ovation, with all but UKIP 's MEPs standing.

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  • The bellcote has a pitched roof surmounted by a wrought iron weathervane.

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  • GIRL: [very timid high pitched voice] Who is there?

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  • Similarly when knocked against a real brass check the fakes sound slightly tinny or higher pitched than would normally be expected.

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  • On the majority of modular building projects the pitched roof is either constructed using timber-trussed rafters or unclad panel structures.

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  • There is a high pitched wail that makes it almost compulsory to put your fingers in your ears.

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  • Up the flank of Ben Nevis we climb the well-worn pony track, pitched with stones.

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  • Next the Mac started to emit a high pitched whine.

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  • Tents were pitched opposite the Gwyn and then a few minutes were wiled away in the traditional manner.

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  • When she pitched the idea, she received a highly favorable response from investors, including a well-known venture capital fund.

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  • At the same time, many songs have certain higher pitched components that should be addressed as well.

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  • Networks were not thrilled by the quiz show concept, but Griffin pitched a spin on the traditional format by giving the clues in the form of answers.

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  • Billy Mays has pitched over thirty products and services on television and at public events such as fairs and exhibitions.

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  • On a side note, Forbes Magazine estimates that Mays, along with his partner, Anthony "Sully" Sullivan, contributed to over $1 billion in sales of the products they pitched.

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  • The top line corresponds to the E string with the highest pitch, and the remaining lines relate to the other strings all the way down to the low pitched E string.

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  • The higher pitched strings are at the top of the tablature system, and the lower pitches strings are at the bottom.

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  • Remembering that the lines represent the strings on the guitar, with the top line being the high pitched E and the low line being the low pitched E, the numbers indicate which fret to put your fingers down on.

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  • When you play the above chord, you'll only play the four highest pitched strings while omitting the others.

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  • Because of these heavy guitar riffs, Plant's high pitched vocal stylings and Bonham's heavy on the backbeat drum beats, Led Zeppelin is often considered one of the first heavy metal bands.

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  • If your guitar has three tuners next to each other, wind the three that hold the three lowest pitched strings counter-clockwise, and the other three clockwise.

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  • Even though aviator sunglasses were designed primarily for men back in the 1930s, most of the new square aviator sunglasses seem to be pitched to the female crowd.

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  • All-Star Sports pitched in their own atmosphere with a baseball infield shaped swimming pool.

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  • This game seems like it was pitched by some grammar school girl who happens to have a Daddy that works for Square.

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  • He than pitched a concept idea to Yamauchi, who loved it.

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  • Just like its predecessor, the Xbox 360 was conceived, pitched, and developed the same way.

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  • After hiking south for many hours along the Pennsylvania section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), the two women pitched a tent at the Birch Run Shelter and slept through the night uneventfully.

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  • She is pitched slightly forward and her arms are crossed in front of her, each hand holding the opposite shin.

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  • Similarly, if your supervisor compliments you on an idea you pitched at a company meeting, revel in that compliment.

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  • If you pitched the article to address childcare issues for working mothers, then you need to address that topic and keep any deviations for potential sidebars.

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  • When pitched to the movie companies, it was tagged as a "soap opera in space".

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  • After a full day of hiking, canoeing and swimming, the exhausted campers pitched their tents for the night and built a fire.

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  • Sammie's house was more conducive as far as atmosphere goes with its high pitched, gabled roof and two bedrooms running the length of the upstairs.

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  • Speech may lack inflection or be unusually high pitched.

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  • Some with HFA may have very well developed vocabularies, but speak in an awkward, high pitched, or monotone style.

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  • I really like the way everyone pitched in and helped out when a problem arose.

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  • Maybe the wheels started making a loud, high pitched sound.

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  • While you can't automatically trust a lot of the products pitched to you at health stores, a growing number of products have been proven effective in weight loss.

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  • The original idea of the shows was pitched to the Hogan clan several years prior.

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  • When viewers began sending in letters and e-mails commenting on the Someone's Gotta Do It segments, Rowe pitched Dirty Jobs to Discovery.

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  • Gene Roddenberry famously pitched his series concept as "Wagon Train to the Stars!"

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  • Not much has been released about the third Transformers movie, but it is temporarily scheduled to be released in July 2012 and is currently being pitched (as of July 2009) to DreamWorks SKG.

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  • There are generally in a coloni three or four Danish houses, built of wood and pitched over, in addition to storehouses and a blubber-boiling establishment.

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  • The roasted mineral, slightly moistened, is introduced into a vat made of stoneware or pitched planks, and furnished with a double bottom.

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  • The name of Peebles is said to be derived from the pebylls, or tents, which the Gadeni pitched here in the days of the Romans.

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  • There are generally in a coloni three or four Danish houses, built of wood and pitched over, in addition to storehouses and a blubber-boiling establishment.

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