Thanks for pitching up to read my latest word of the week post.
Pitch can mean to slope downward, put up a tent, or the space said tent occupies. It can be to throw something, fall headlong or submit a suggestion to an editor. It's the movement of a ship in a longitudinal direction, angle of a roof or where cricket is played. Pitch is a quality of sound, the gloop you get from distilled turpentine or where a market trader displays his wares.
It can also be to express something at a particular level - I do hope I've pitched this post correctly. I also hope I've got everything right and we won't need to have a pitched battle over my definitions.
The pitch of these steps was so steep that if the ship had pitched or rolled I'd have pitched down them.
This poetry competition has a $500 prize and you're allowed to submit work that's been pitched elsewhere or published on your blog. Thanks to Julia for pitching in with the link for that one.
If you've written a children's novel set in Scotland, you might like to pitch it here and be in with the chance of a £2,000 prize.