Still, the narrative sags sometimes beneath the weight of the history Frazier piles on it.
He piles the trash into the can and stands in the gutter, waiting for the light to change.
As the so-called “evidence” piles up, Tyrion struggles to keep his mouth shut.
The sifter dumped flotsam—bricks, wiring, barbecue grills, bicycle wheels—in piles to be shipped to landfills upstate.
Nearby towns of Onna and Paganica are largely gone, reduced to piles of rubble that have never been removed.
From an inner courtyard where piles of bottles are stacked under open sheds, the cellars themselves are reached.
Can you tell me, Achang, why they build their houses on piles in this country?
Jim played with the gems, running them through his fingers, sorting them into piles, and spreading them out flat and wide.
The piles were planned to be sunk by water jet and to this end had molded in them a 2-in.
She was interested, too, in the smoothly worn, uneven floor which showed where the piles beneath the church had settled.
"hemorrhoids," c.1400, from Medieval Latin pili "piles," probably from Latin pila "ball" (see pill (n.)); so called from shape.
"mass, heap," early 15c., originally "pillar, pier of a bridge," from Middle French pile and directly from Latin pila "stone barrier, pillar, pier" (see pillar). Sense development in Latin from "pier, harbor wall of stones," to "something heaped up." In English, sense of "heap of things" is attested from mid-15c. (the verb in this sense is recorded from mid-14c.). The meaning "large building" (late 14c.) is probably the same word.
"heavy pointed beam," from Old English pil "stake," also "arrow," from Latin pilum heavy javelin of the Roman foot soldier, literally "pestle" (source of Old Norse pila, Old High German pfil, German Pfeil "arrow"), of uncertain origin.
"soft, raised surface upon cloth," mid-14c., "downy plumage," from Anglo-French pyle or Middle Dutch pijl, both from Latin pilus "a hair" (source of Italian pelo, Old French pel). Phonological evidence rules out transmission of the English word via Old French cognate peil, poil. Meaning "nap upon cloth" is from 1560s.
"to heap up," mid-14c.; see pile (n.1). Related: Piled; piling. Figurative verbal expression pile on "attack vigorously, attack en masse," is from 1894, American English.
To dash; run; thrust oneself: I piled after her hell to split (1948+)