And of course we have health care coming down the pike, and all its subsidies to families up to 188 percent of the poverty line.
pike was engaged to her Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright—but the wedding was called off in 2008.
With lights flashing, the cruiser arrived at the Blooming Grove State Police barracks in pike County.
The pike River coal mine is about 50 miles northeast of Greymouth and is in a steep mountainous area.
The Facebook page supporting the pike River miners had attracted over 8,700 members by 8:30 p.m. ET.
The next moment he fell, face downward, in the struggling mass, with a Venetian pike thrust through his thigh.
About a mile east of the pike we crossed the Rally Hill road.
The long tongue of the lock island projects down stream like the nose of a pike.
He found the enemy on the pike and had quite a skirmish in driving them off.
We launched a ship called the Madison, about this time, and we laid the keel of another, that was named the pike.
"highway," 1812 shortening of turnpike.
"weapon with a long shaft and a pointed metal head," 1510s, from Middle French pique "a spear; pikeman," from piquer "to pick, puncture, pierce," from Old French pic "sharp point or spike," a general continental term (cf. Spanish pica, Italian picca, Provençal piqua), perhaps ultimately from a Germanic [Barnhart] or Celtic source (see pike (n.4)). Alternative explanation traces the Old French word (via Vulgar Latin *piccare "to prick, pierce") to Latin picus "woodpecker." "Formerly the chief weapon of a large part of the infantry; in the 18th c. superseded by the bayonet" [OED]; hence old expressions such as pass through pikes "come through difficulties, run the gauntlet;" push of pikes "close-quarters combat." German Pike, Dutch piek, Danish pik, etc. are from French pique.
"voracious freshwater fish," early 14c., probably short for pike-fish, a special use of pike (n.2) in reference to the fish's long, pointed jaw, and in part from French brochet "pike" (fish), from broche "a roasting spit."
"pick used in digging," Middle English pik, pyk, collateral (long-vowel) form of pic (source of pick (n.1)), from Old English piic "pointed object, pickaxe," perhaps from a Celtic source (cf. Gaelic pic "pickaxe," Irish pice "pike, pitchfork"). Extended early 13c. to "pointed tip" of anything. Pike, pick, and pitch formerly were used indifferently in English. Pike position in diving, gymnastics, etc., attested from 1928, perhaps on the notion of "tapering to a point."
come down the pike