reach (?)

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Thu Nov 4 22:08:10 UTC 2010

Could it be "(roof) pitch"? 
Gerald Cohen


George Thompson wrote, Thu 11/4/2010 4:24 PM
Subject: reach (?)

I don't see anything in OED that explains this:

        The 26th Instant, the Light House at Sandy-Hook was struck by Lightning, and twenty Panes of the Glass Lanthorn broke to Pieces; the Chimney and Peach [sic] belonging to the Kitchen, was broke down, and some People that were in the House received a little Hurt, but are since recovered.  'Tis said the Gust was attended with a heavy Shower of Hail.
        New-York Mercury, June 30, 1766, p. 2, col. 3


George A. Thompson
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