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Pitch, subst. height: when from highmost p. he (the sun) “reeleth,” Sonn. 7, 9. “to write above a mortal p.” 86, 6. “of what validity and p. soe'er,” Tw. I, 1, 12. it (the frame) “is of such a spacious lofty p.” H6A II, 3, 55. “the p. and height of all his thoughts,” R3 III, 7, 188. “and mount her p.” Tit. II, 1, 14. “I cannot bound a p. above dull woe,” Rom. I, 4, 21. “enterprises of great p. and moment,” Hml. III, 1, 86 (Ff pith). Used of the height to which a falcon soars: “which flies the higher p.” H6A II, 4, 11. “what a p. she flew,” H6B II, 1, 6. “bears his thoughts above his falcon's p.” H6B II, 1, 6 Figuratively: “how high a p. his resolution soars,” R2 I, 1, 109. “fly an ordinary p.” Caes. I, 1, 78. Uncertain which of the two homonyms is meant: “this imperious man will work us all from princes into pages: all men's honours lie like one lump before him, to be fashioned into what p. he please,” H8 II, 2, 50 (height? or baseness? Hanmer pinch, Theobald batch).
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