Definitions

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  • adv. In a heap; huddled together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a heap; huddled together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a heap; in a huddled or crouching condition, as from terror; in a constrained attitude, as from fear or astonishment: as, this fearful sight struck us all aheap (= all of a heap).

Etymologies

a- +‎ heap (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Back on topic: Thanks aheap for this poll Mr Cronin.

    Top 100 Comic Book Runs #2 and 1! | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • I really hired Sol because he reminded me of some one I'd known and liked, though I couldn't just remember at the time who it was; but one day, after he'd been with me about a week, it came to me in a flash that he was the living image of old Bucker, a billy-goat I'd set aheap of store by when I was a boy.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • Which I'd be aheap loath to count the numbers them two attribootes harries to the tomb.

    Wolfville Nights

  • I kin jes 'gib you an' Marse Hesden, an 'aheap mo' jes like you uns, odds on dat, an 'beat ye all holler ebbery time.

    Bricks Without Straw

  • Spread it around and its great, pile it in aheap and it stinks.

    Army Rumour Service

  • "Shucks!" cried Absalom, unfilially; "ye'd aheap better be a-studyin '

    His "Day In Court" 1895

  • "'Does Sunbright so love me,' says Black Cloud, turnin 'aheap ugly,

    Wolfville Nights

  • "'Which I'm aheap obleeged to you, Mister,' says Abby to Peets, sizing him up approvin ';' an 'now that I'm convinced thar's no chance of my footure sufferin' from any absenteeism on the part of this pastor, I reckons I better go over, like you-all hints, an 'take a look or two in the glass.

    Wolfville Nights

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