from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In cricket, a ball bowled so as to reach the batsman before it touches the ground; a full-toss.


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  • "That's how things happen in this country," he yelled in a full-pitch close to his 30-minute speech at a raucous rally at Qwest Field Event Center.

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  • The latter, so an enormous number declared, though I contend they were mistaken, started to run at the same time as the bowler, and, meeting the ball at full-pitch, smote it for six.

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  • A century _v_. the M.C.C. is well enough in its way, but give me the man who can watch 'em in a narrow passage, lit only by a flickering gas-jet -- one for every hit, four if it reaches the end, and six if it goes downstairs full-pitch, any pace bowling allowed.

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  • The second ball landed full-pitch on the batsman's right thigh.

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  • Pringle had cut a full-pitch from the slow bowler to the ropes.

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  • Another delivery was merely ignored, both at the wicket and at my side, and then came a high full-pitch to leg which the batsman hit hard but very late.

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  • With Hamburg, who had not lost in the league since Oct. 2, having to deal with a full-pitch pressing game and a shaky defence, it did not take long for the champions to strike again.

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  • The fireworks may be saved for Camp Nou, where a full-pitch pressing game could pay off against a Barcelona team obliged to play on the front foot.

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