2016年4月9日 星期六

pitch, a pitch letter, sod, tee up, tee off, AstroTurf, mind-blowingly, metres squared/ m squared

About the building | History | National Gallery, London

Following the completion of the Sainsbury Wing, the Gallery has a total floor area of46,396 metres squared - equivalent to around six football pitches. It would ...

Happy Birthday to us! We opened our doors for the first time in Trafalgar Square ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1838. The Gallery has a floor area of 46,396m squared - big enough to hold over 2,000 double-decker buses. Learn more about the history of the Gallery here:http://bit.ly/1SEOu7Q

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Most popular articles of the year run down: number seven. Posted in July, this article explores why following the 7-1 semi-final thrashing in the World Cup at the hands of Germany, many Brazilians were concluding that they needed new management and new ideas, both on and off the pitch http://econ.st/1wYVGEm

HN: "A Primer for the Daily Round" A peels an apple, while B kneels to God,
C telephones to D, who has a hand
On E’s knee, F coughs, G turns up the sod
For H’s grave, I do not understand
But J is bringing one clay pigeon down
While K brings down a nightstick on L’s head,
And M takes mustard, N drives to town,
O goes to bed with P, and Q drops dead,
R lies to S, but happens to be heard
By T, who tells U not to fire V
For having to give W the word
That X is now deceiving Y with Z,
Who happens, just now to remember A
Peeling an apple somewhere far away.

Teeing Off at Edge of the Arctic? A Chinese Plan Baffles Iceland

Small-sided soccer turns Japan into big-time women's program
Chicago Tribune
DALLAS – On their recent trip to Japan, the US women's soccer team got striking views of two things that left a lasting impression. One was the lingering devastation from the earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast coast of Japan's main island 14 ...

  Five-a-side football is a variation of association football in which each team fields five players (four outfield players and a goalkeeper), rather than the usual eleven on each team. Other differences from football include a smaller pitch, smaller goals, and a reduced game duration. Matches are played indoors, or outdoors on AstroTurf or artificial grass pitches that may be enclosed within a barrier or "cage" to prevent the ball from leaving the playing area and keep the game flowing.

YouTube Tees Up Big Talent
Wall Street Journal
By AMIR EFRATI And LAUREN AE SCHUKER Google Inc. on Friday announced the creation of around 100 online video "channels" on its YouTube website that will have new original programming involving celebrities such as such as singer Madonna, rapper Jay-Z, ...

Men playing football on artificial grass pitch.
Five-a-side game on astroturf pitch, Singapore

Diagram of seven-a-side football pitch showing pitch markings and dimensions.
Seven-a-side pitch markings. Dimensions and shape of penalty area may differ for other variants.

Pitch (sports field) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The pitch is prepared differently to the rest of the field, to provide a harder surface for bowling. A pitch is often a regulation space, as in an association football ... 

A couple of weeks ago I reviewed ChaCha, a mind-blowingly different, free service for cellphones. You dial 800-2CHACHA. You speak any question at all. And in two minutes, the answer -- researched and typed out by a human on the other end -- is sent back to your phone as a text message.
My review prompted a pitch letter from a Yahoo PR person, who claimed to have something similar but different: OneSearch With Voice (available free from http://mobile.yahoo.com/onesearch/voice).

Job Search Firms: Big Pitches at Big Fees, but Few Jobs 
In the most difficult market in decades, a bewildering and largely unregulated array of businesses offering assistance have left job seekers vulnerable.

Informal. To attempt to promote or sell, often in a high-pressure manner: “showed up on local TV to pitch their views” (Business Week).

British An area of ground marked out or used for play in an outdoor team game:football pitch


Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪndbləʊɪŋ/ 


1Overwhelmingly impressive:for a kidChicago was really mind-blowing




  1. The act or an instance of pitching.
  2. Baseball.
    1. A throw of the ball by the pitcher to the batter.
    2. A ball so thrown.
  3. Chiefly British. A playing field. Also called wicket.
    1. Nautical. The alternate dip and rise of the bow and stern of a ship.
    2. The alternate lift and descent of the nose and tail of an airplane.
    1. A steep downward slope.
    2. The degree of such a slope.
  4. Architecture.
    1. The angle of a roof.
    2. The highest point of a structure: the pitch of an arch.
  5. A level or degree, as of intensity: worked at a feverish pitch to meet the deadline.
    1. Acoustics. The distinctive quality of a sound, dependent primarily on the frequency of the sound waves produced by its source.
    2. Music. The relative position of a tone within a range of musical sounds, as determined by this quality.
    3. Music. Any of various standards for this quality associating each tone with a particular frequency.
    1. The distance traveled by a machine screw in a single revolution.
    2. The distance between two corresponding points on adjacent screw threads or gear teeth.
    3. The distance between two corresponding points on a helix.
  6. The distance that a propeller would travel in an ideal medium during one complete revolution, measured parallel to the shaft of the propeller.
  7. Informal.
    1. A line of talk designed to persuade: [his] pious pitch for . . . austerity” (Boston Globe).
    2. An advertisement.
  8. Chiefly British. The stand of a vendor or hawker.
  9. Games. See seven-up.
  10. Printing. The density of characters in a printed line, usually expressed as characters per inch.

tee2 () pronunciation
  1. A small peg with a concave top for holding a golf ball for an initial drive.
  2. The designated area of each golf hole from which a player makes his or her first stroke.
  3. A device used to stand a football on end for a kickoff.
  4. A shaft with a concave top attached to a flat base, used to hold the ball in T-ball.
tr.v., teed, tee·ing, tees.
To place (a ball) on a tee. Often used with up.


Line breaks: sod

(the sod)
1The surface of the ground, with the grass growing on it; turf:underneath the sod was a layer of humus
1.1A piece of turf:I was to retire before even the first sod was turned

VERB (sodssoddingsodded)

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Cover with sods or pieces of turf:the stadium has been sodded


late Middle English: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German sode, of unknown ultimate origin.