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    such a pitch

    A centipede was happy – quite!
    Until a toad in fun
    Said, "Pray, which leg moves after which?"
    This raised her doubts to such a pitch,
    She fell exhausted in the ditch
    Not knowing how to run.'s_Dilemma
    What does such a pitch mean?
    Last edited by sitifan; 12-Mar-2014 at 10:53.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    rise to/reach a pitch:

    Excitement and enthusiasm rose to fever pitch (=reached a high level).
    The fighting between the supporters of the two groups reached a new pitch.
    Thesaurus entry for this meaning of pitch

    a level of development

    high pitch:
    Expertise in these techniques was already at a high pitch.

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