- n. Plural form of pier.
“Within the city 's draft Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, the recommendation for the piers is now to leave them as an industrial use, as with a set of other districts around the city such as Sunset Park and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.”
“Most shark fishing from the ocean fishing piers is done at night.”
“One of the piers is hollow, and a steep and narrow staircase inside it leads up to a small chapel in the roof, with a window giving into the church – said to have been made for the royal family to hear Mass from, though how they managed to climb on a stool and squeeze through that door and up that staircase in those royal robes I do not know.”
“*Transforming a vacant lot at the Beach 80th Street Marina in the Rockaways into a public waterfront esplanade, including docks, piers, a kayak launch, and a catering hall.”
“Five of the bridge's 13 pilings, also known as piers, are being repaired during the project.”
“Still, these customs and observances (of which All-hallow Eve is only one) may be called the piers, upon which rests a bridge that spans the wide past between us and the generations that have gone before.”
“The concrete for the piers was a mixture of 1 part Portland cement to 7 parts gravel; for the arches, the concrete was mixed 1 to 5.”
“On the floor on the south side of the nave by one of the piers is a slab to the memory of a maker of gravestones, worded in this quaint fashion:”
“The supports which afford resting and resisting points to the arch are called piers and abutments.”
“The thicker pillars are of elaborate late Norman work, diapered in a manner recalling the piers of the nave at Durham.”
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