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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.
2. To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
The tree whereon they [the bees] pitch. --Mortimer.
3. To fix one's choise; -- with on or upon.
Pitch upon the best course of life, and custom will
render it the more easy. --Tillotson.
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.
Pitch and pay, an old aphorism which inculcates ready-money
payment, or payment on delivery of goods. --Shak.
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