Pitching in a sentence

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Definition of Pitching

  • The act of throwing or casting; a cast; a pitch; as, wild pitching in baseball.
  • The rough paving of a street to a grade with blocks of stone.
  • A facing of stone laid upon a bank to prevent wear by tides or currents.
  • (baseball) playing the position of pitcher on a baseball team
  • abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)

How to use pitching in a sentence. Pitching pronunciation.

This had been accomplished a mile outside in the offing, with the vessel rolling and pitching in the trough of the sea and on the crest of the gigantic rollers in so violent a manner that it was almost impossible for men to stand on their feet, much less handle such heavy material as guns and ammunition.
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You see that the boat has stopped pitching, and the side roll isn't as pronounced as it was.
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The "Red Rover" was now pitching more violently than ever.
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Soon shall ye see the friends attaining their longed-for destination and pitching their tents, while we are but in the first day of our journey.
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There's a nice fragment of onyx," he continued, picking out and pitching up a piece of flinty-looking rock to the lad.
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I was working as hard as I could and all at once he began pitching into me.
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And as I hearkened, every individual timber seemed to find a voice, and what with this and the uneasy pitching and rolling of the ship I judged we were well under weigh and beyond the river-mouth.
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And now, from a log pitching and rolling at mercy of the waves, this boat became, as it were, alive and purposeful, lifting to the seas with joyous motion, shaking the water from her bows in flashing brine that sparkled jewel-like in the early sun, her every timber thrilling to the buffets of the waters that rushed bubbling astern all rainbow-hued and with a sound like elfin laughter, until what with all this and the strong, sweet air, even I felt the joy of it; but though my black humour lifted somewhat, my shame was sore upon me, wherefore I kept my gaze for the peak of the sail, the cloudless heaven, the deep blue of the seas, and never so much as glanced at the patient, solitary figure amidships.
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So leaving the boat to her manage I got me forward and (with no little to-do) double-reefed our sail, leaving just sufficient to steer by; which done I glanced to my companion where she leaned to the tiller, her long hair streaming out upon the wind, her lithe body a-sway to the pitching of the boat and steering as well as I myself.
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For six months he has driven along the pitching trails and corduroy roads, drenched by rains, scorched by suns, and pursued by the flies.
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Then on through _scrub_ we go, bumping over roots and pitching through holes, till we suddenly push out from the scrub, and before us lie the Marshes.
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Once I awoke when the rolling and pitching, the battering of the sea against the sides, and the noises overhead, told me that the gale was still blowing.
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It was very handy, saving them all the time and toil of pitching camp; and it was an unwritten rule that the last man left a neat pile of firewood for the next comer.
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Soon after this Cook selected a spot on the beach, not far from the ship, and, pitching his tent there, began to arrange for making the astronomical observations which had brought him to the South Seas.
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It is used for pitching the seams of canoes.
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As the family entered the homestead on their return, the combined forces were just at the point of pitching their tent on the ground of the forthcoming engagement, in the shape of the ancient four-legged and wide-leaved table, with a cover of snowy whiteness, ornamented as with shields and weapons of quaint device, in the old plates of pewter and the horn-handled knives and forks burnished to such a polish as to make the little room fairly glitter.
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William and Robert were gone a moment and returned, bearing under heavy head-way, tumbling and pitching on one side constantly, two ancient spinning wheels, Mopsey following with snowy flocks of wool and spinning sticks.
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Load it in a ship in bulk and, what with the pitching and rolling of a vessel on a long voyage, she opens up every seam and crack in her interior; then this powdered ore sifts into the skin of the ship and down into her bilge, and you'll never be able to get it out without tearing the ship apart.
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In the lot was many an outlaw whose ancestors had run wild for generations in Nevada; and as the delivery contract specified that a horse to be accepted must be broken-God save the mark!-as Terence Reardon remarked after seeing one passed as broken, following five minutes of furious pitching and squealing-Cappy Ricks was one of the first at the corral and the last to leave.
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Bright and early the camp was astir, and at half-past seven o'clock a good hot breakfast was served, the cadets pitching into the food provided with a will. "And now for Putnam Hall and the grand wind-up," said Tom, as he finished his repast.
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Examples of Pitching

Example #1
The lighter was warped to the pier at 11 o'clock, and the general tied his steam launch alongside to see that it was not disturbed until the debarkation was completed.
Example #2
By 11 o'clock the guns, carriages, 30,000 rounds of ammunition, four sets of double harness, and the detachment were on board the lighter.
Example #3
Now," she continued after the frightened girls had answered to their names.
Example #4
Answer loudly when I call your names, so that I may know each one of you is here.
Example #5
Jane was gazing at the launch wide-eyed, expecting every moment to see it take a dive, not to come up again.
Example #6
Margery was seasick and the others also felt the effects of the gale.