Definitions

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  • 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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Examples

  • 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.

    McCain/Palin Appeals to Prejudice, Fear and Anti-Intellectualism are Making it Close

  • They started pillaring and demeaning all of those guys who were actually responsible then for re-fixing the books.

    CNN Transcript Oct 21, 2009

  • 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.

    Long Island Power Deals Another Fiscal Blow to Customers

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2007

  • The fed came out, they said we've great ideas for changing the rules and they were pillaring with criticism.

    CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2007

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Aug 18, 2007

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Aug 17, 2007

  • First of all, the Democrats have been pillaring him, he's been the symbol, the whipping boy if you will, for the Democrats.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2006

  • In sheets and masses, in terrific, ether-wracking vortices, and in miles-long, pillaring streamers and flashes, those energies were being hurled away.

    Galactic Patrol

  • 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.

    Nick Baba's Last Drink and Other Sketches

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