- pier glass,
- pier table,
- pierce's disease,
- pierce, franklin
Origin of pier
Examples from the Web for piers
On December 18, Kerri and her brother, Mike, told Piers Morgan on CNN about their grievances with their stepmother.
“About six corporations control 90 per cent of what Americans see,” Martin fulminated earlier this week on Piers Morgan.
Here are some of the simple ways I helped, which could have easily helped Piers Morgan.
Brooks replied, according to Sitham: “Been hacking into my phone again have you, Piers?”
Piers Morgan was, at the time, editing the rival tabloid, the Daily Mirror.
"Yes, always that," retorted the boy, and Piers Minor burst into a laugh.The Doomsman|Van Tassel Sutphen
But they still ran, across the long line of piers, and through the empty waiting-room, and the iron gates.Saturday's Child|Kathleen Norris
The piers of the nave are without capitals, some round and others octagonal.Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide|Thomas Bellamy
The capitals of the piers are the opinions of the bishops and doctors.Churches and Church Ornaments|William Durandus
These piers are very simple, and one wonders that such fragile erections can withstand the immense rush.Through Finland in Carts|Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
Word Origin for pier
common Old French form of masc. proper name Peter (q.v.).
mid-12c., "support of a span of a bridge," from Medieval Latin pera, of unknown origin, perhaps from Old North French pire "a breakwater," from Vulgar Latin *petricus, from Latin petra "rock" (see petrous), but OED is against this. Meaning "solid structure in a harbor, used as a landing place for vessels," is attested from mid-15c.