pis'e work

pis'e work
Pis'e Pi`s['e]", n. [F. pis['e], from piser to stamp, pound, L. pisare.] (Arch.) A species of wall made of stiff earth or clay rammed in between molds which are carried up as the wall rises; -- called also {pis['e] work}. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pis'e — Pi s[ e] , n. [F. pis[ e], from piser to stamp, pound, L. pisare.] (Arch.) A species of wall made of stiff earth or clay rammed in between molds which are carried up as the wall rises; called also {pis[ e] work}. Gwilt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • e|pis´te|mo|log´i|cal|ly — e|pis|te|mo|log|i|cal «ih PIHS tuh muh LOJ uh kuhl», adjective. of or having to do with epistemology: »Einstein s work has changed our whole concept of physics and its epistemological background (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|pis|te|mo|log|i|cal — «ih PIHS tuh muh LOJ uh kuhl», adjective. of or having to do with epistemology: »Einstein s work has changed our whole concept of physics and its epistemological background (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists). –e|pis´te|mo|log´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • E|pis|tle — «ih PIHS uhl», noun. 1. a letter. Epistles are usually long, instructive letters written in formal or elegant language. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under letter. (Cf. ↑letter) 2. a literary work, usually in verse, written in the form of a letter. ╂[< …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|pis|tle — «ih PIHS uhl», noun. 1. a letter. Epistles are usually long, instructive letters written in formal or elegant language. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under letter. (Cf. ↑letter) 2. a literary work, usually in verse, written in the form of a letter. ╂[< …   Useful english dictionary

  • Janneken-Pis —    The female counterpart to Manneken Pis, the little sculpture dates from 1987 and is the work of Denis Adrien Debouvrie. It is located in the Impasse de la Fidelité, a narrow cul de sac in the Îlot Sacré district …   Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • piece — /pis / (say pees) noun 1. a limited portion or quantity, of something: a piece of land. 2. a quantity of some substance or material forming a mass or body. 3. one of the more or less definite parts or portions into which something may be divided …  

  • workpiece — work•piece [[t]ˈwɜrkˌpis[/t]] n. mel a piece of work being machined • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • piece rate — /ˈpis reɪt/ (say pees rayt) noun payment based on output or production, usually a fixed sum per piece of work turned out …  

  • Poland — /poh leuhnd/, n. a republic in E central Europe, on the Baltic Sea. 38,700,291; ab. 121,000 sq. mi. (313,400 sq. km). Cap.: Warsaw. Polish, Polska. * * * Poland Introduction Poland Background: Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived around …   Universalium

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