Pitch and pay
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight. [1913 Webster]

The tree whereon they [the bees] pitch. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

3. To fix one's choise; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

Pitch upon the best course of life, and custom will render it the more easy. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{Pitch and pay}, an old aphorism which inculcates ready-money payment, or payment on delivery of goods. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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