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pitchy

[pich-ee] /ˈpɪtʃ i/
adjective, pitchier, pitchiest.
1.
full of or abounding in pitch.
2.
smeared with pitch.
3.
resembling pitch, as in color, consistency, etc.:
pitchy mud.
4.
dark or black as pitch.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; pitch2 + -y1
Related forms
pitchiness, noun
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Examples from the web for pitchy
  • The disease causes resinous or pitchy cankers on all woody parts of the tree.
  • Indians also made wooden tamarack pots by hollowing out large pitchy burls.
  • Chopping is especially useful if the tree is extremely pitchy.
  • It was easy to gather firewood from younger trees, and large, pitchy burls from older trees were used to make pots.
  • The disease may also cause resinous or pitchy cankers on all woody parts of the tree.
  • Long, pitchy slivers from a wind-shattered pine, and thick bark from hemlock or pine snags burn quickly to a bed of coals.
British Dictionary definitions for pitchy

pitchy

/ˈpɪtʃɪ/
adjective pitchier, pitchiest
1.
full of or covered with pitch
2.
resembling pitch
Derived Forms
pitchiness, noun
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