American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See hemorrhoid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease originating in the morbid dilatation of the veins of the lower part of the rectum, and upon the verge of the anus; hemorrhoids. Constipation favors their development.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The small, troublesome tumors or swellings about the anus and lower part of the rectum which are technically called
hemorrhoids. See hemorrhoids. [The singular pile is sometimes used.]
- n. pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
- n. a large number or amount
- Middle English piles, from Medieval Latin pilī, from Latin pila, ball. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Why, he has written a great big book, all on long sheets of paper -- piles, and _piles_, and PILES of them, and even that hasn't done it!”
“[Illustration: J.J. Bradford, Esq.] _Dear Sir_ -- I was a great sufferer for thirty years from piles, and take great pleasure in bearing testimony to the fact, that since you treated me, seven years since, I _have not had a symptom of piles_.”
“And she said they put what she called piles of paper in small boxes.”
“This congestion of the blood brings about an anatomical change in the structure of the mucous membrane, which we call piles: a mere symptom of inflammation.”
“The emerods (which we call the piles, and perhaps it was then a more grievous disease than it is now) is threatened among the judgments that would be the fruit of the curse, Deut. xxviii.”
“A friend of my husband's used to chide that the reason my husband's offices (work and home) were so filled with 'piles' is because that is what PILOTS do - they make PILES!”
“The real trouble with TBR piles is that they seem to change on a daily basis ...”
“It just bothers me that most of these things that these programs tweak are simple little things that could be added to options windows with a little radio or tick button, and increase the usefulness of the product, but instead they bury these options in piles of useless, uncleaned, and untrimmed code. imagefrozen”
“They need to roar out of the gate, rake in piles of money for a few weeks, and then retire to finish out the modern movie life cycle of international releases, cable premieres, and DVD box sets.”
“I've never baited but have seen many deer beside grain piles so my vote goes to corn.”
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The book of my enemy has been remaindered
And I am pleased.
In vast quantities it has been remaindered
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