The wolves had come out of the grass and were pilled upon the cow, resembling a small hay stack.
I've been pilled for half the clubs in town and so, I suppose, I'm rather a decent sort of chap.
Roger, alone, fought three officers in succession; he pilled one, and badly wounded the other two without receiving a scratch.
Sam now staggered forward with battered bones and pilled elbows, blowing like a grampus, and cursing like nothing but himself.
All my brothers are navvies, and it's hard luck that I was pilled in my medical examination.
"small ball or round mass of medicine," c.1400, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German pille and Middle French pile, all from Latin pilula "pill," literally "little ball," diminutive of pila "a ball, playing ball," said to be related to pilus "hair" if the original notion was "hairball." Figurative sense "something disagreeable that must be swallowed" is from 1540s; slang meaning "boring person" is recorded from 1871. The pill "contraceptive pill" is from 1957.
1736, "to dose on pills," from pill (n.). From 1882 as "to form into pills." Related: Pilled; pilling.
A small pellet or tablet of medicine, often coated, taken by swallowing whole or by chewing.
An oral contraceptive.
Any oral contraceptive for women: now that the joint and the pill are with us