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 for Pitch and pay
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pitch \Pitch\, v. i.
     1. To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
        "Laban with his brethren pitched in the Mount of Gilead."
        --Gen. xxxi. 25.
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     2. To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
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              The tree whereon they [the bees] pitch. --Mortimer.
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     3. To fix one's choise; -- with on or upon.
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              Pitch upon the best course of life, and custom will
              render it the more easy.              --Tillotson.
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     4. To plunge or fall; esp., to fall forward; to decline or
        slope; as, to pitch from a precipice; the vessel pitches
        in a heavy sea; the field pitches toward the east.
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     Pitch and pay, an old aphorism which inculcates ready-money
        payment, or payment on delivery of goods. --Shak.
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