from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of pillar.
- n. Rapid rising of smoke clouds due to heat generated by burning munitions and/or existing convection currents.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A system or series of pillars; a method of applying or employing pillars.
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I for one would welcome some more pointed attacks on McCain for pillaring Obama for merely having talked to or known people who are Muslims or who have non-mainstream views, and something more personal toward Pallin on the socialism charges, given how close to the trough she has been.
They started pillaring and demeaning all of those guys who were actually responsible then for re-fixing the books.
If there could be a wall of shame or a pillaring-pole in which to flog electric companies, I would place LIPA (Long Island Power Authority) up on it.
But also the type of mining they were doing in that mine, where they were pillaring or retreat mining, not just the fact that they were retreat mining but it was between areas that already had been long walled or pillared.
The fed came out, they said we've great ideas for changing the rules and they were pillaring with criticism.
TONY OPPEGARD, MINE SAFETY EXPERT: That bump in March was so severe, that it damaged the mine for a distance of close to 800 feet, and the mine had to discontinue the retreat mining, or pillaring operations on that north barrier.
TONY OPPEGARD, FORMER MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: That bump in March was so severe, that it damaged the mine for a distance of close to 800 feet, and the mine had to discontinue the retreat mining, or pillaring, operations on that north barrier.
First of all, the Democrats have been pillaring him, he's been the symbol, the whipping boy if you will, for the Democrats.
In sheets and masses, in terrific, ether-wracking vortices, and in miles-long, pillaring streamers and flashes, those energies were being hurled away.
The mountains, blue, dim, and mysterious, with range backing range, and pillaring the heavens, lift their mist-enveloped peaks far above this breathing, thinking world.
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