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full pitch

noun
1.
(cricket) another term for full toss
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  • He could manage the break, but this full pitch made him slog wildly.

    Poor Relations Compton Mackenzie
  • They must have strayed far away indeed if they cannot hear when their friends hail them at the full pitch of the crane-voice!

    The Romance of the Woods F. J. Whishaw
  • Madam, I give you my word, he behaved to the full pitch as I myself should have done under similar circumstances.

  • Only let him avoid the temptation to shout, and to sing up to the very top of his compass at full pitch.

    Advice to Singers

    Frederick James Crowest
  • I have still a chant upon Rome in reserve, and if they have an itching ear, I will sing it to them at full pitch.

  • The skipper comes on deck, takes a quick look round, and shouts at the full pitch of his lungs: 'All hands shorten sail!'

    All Afloat

    William Wood
  • "That's enough," he cried at all but the full pitch of his voice, pointing at the same time to the door.

  • One of them, tall and gaunt, with long gray hair and wild eyes, was speaking at the full pitch of his voice.

  • “Ship on the sands, bearing south,” replied Jack at the full pitch of his stentorian voice.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
  • “Ship on the sands, bearing south,” roared Jack Shales at the full pitch of his stentorian voice.

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