On the way he met a man in hide sandals, carrying a large staff and piked with iron.
A hundred were burned in a barn, and thirty-seven were shot or piked.
It was to be reached by going over a bridge and along a piked road that even then had begun to take on the semblance of a street.
Me and Andy strolled up one night and piked a dollar or two for sociability.
And among other there came sir Iohn Carew, with a goodlie band of piked men.
The prick of a knife was used—and often—to apprise the blinded prisoners that if they did not move they would be piked.
Anyway, I have a hunch that this fellow has piked off to the north.
All works togither for gooid to them as is chozzen, and piked out fro' th' rubbidge.
I hope we shall go to Ireland; but it seems to be in a troublesome state and I should hate to be piked.
Sure he couldnt, less he piked a copy from another picture, Billie declared.
"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 "Formerly the chief weapon of a large part of the infantry; in the 18th c. superseded by the bayonet" [OED]; hence old expressions such as pass through pikes "come through difficulties, run the gauntlet;" push of pikes "close-quarters combat."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