Thursday, April 7, 2016

pitch & drayhorse


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

Even at tea the floor rose beneath their feet and pitched too low again, and at dinner the ship seemed to groan and strain as though a lash were descending. She who had been a broad-backed dray-horse, upon whose hind-quarters pierrots might waltz, became a colt in a field.


1. to throw sb/sth with force;

a large horse used for pulling a dray.

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