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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Work consisting of piles, as that upon which lacustrine dwellings are supported, or that constructed for many purposes in hydraulic engineering. See cut in next column.

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Examples

  • In some instances wooden pegs were used to fasten portions of the platform to the pilework.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • The gangs poured by in the dusk; men stopping to knot a loin-cloth or fasten a sandal; gang-foremen shouting to their subordinates as they ran or paused by the tool-issue sheds for bars and mattocks; locomotives creeping down their tracks wheel-deep in the crowd; till the brown torrent disappeared into the dusk of the river-bed, raced over the pilework, swarmed along the lattices, clustered by the cranes, and stood still each man in his place.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • The gangs poured by in the dusk; men stopping to knot a loin-cloth or fasten a sandal; gang-foremen shouting to their subordinates as they ran or paused by the tool-issue sheds for bars and mattocks; locomotives creeping down their tracks wheel-deep in the crowd; till the brown torrent disappeared into the dusk of the river-bed, raced over the pilework, swarmed along the lattices, clustered by the cranes, and stood still -- each man in his place.

    The Bridge Builders

  • The pilework must take its chance, "said Hitchcock.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

  • Lieutenant de Hoghton and Dorling were ultimately drawn up the pilework by ropes from the shore. "

    The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 28, April 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

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