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  • proper n. A male given name; the Middle English vernacular form of Peter, revived in the twentieth century.


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  • There's still some damned good ones out there - Niven's puppeteers spring to mind, as do the manta in Piers Anthony's Of Man and Manta - but generally that which is alien falls foul of story, which can be hampered when, to retain the essentially alien, the writer must not allow the reader to understand it.

    MIND MELD: The Best Aliens in Science Fiction

  • I was twelve, and the books were the first three in Piers Anthony's Xanth series.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • It says the modest popularity of the name Piers may derive from Langland's medieval poem Piers Plowman, and symbolizes the virtues of hard work, honesty, and fairness.

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  • He led the prince into all kinds of mischief until at last King Edward I. put his son in prison for a time, and banished Piers from the kingdom.

    An Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls

  • She did, however, stress that though Dixons will appoint all the staff they - whether they are called Piers or not - will have to adhere to Harrods strict dress code, which includes female staff wearing make up. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Amid the phone-hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, the name of Piers Morgan, the CNN host, "America's Got Talent" judge and former editor of the Daily Mirror and News of the World, has

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  • Have you ever read any of the books in Piers Anthony’s ‘Bio of a Space Tyrant’ series?

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  • In 2008, Morgan joined ITV, where he hosted a documentary travelogue show called Piers On ..., reporting from cities including Shanghai, Las Vegas and Dubai.

    Piers Morgan To Host CNN Interview Show Starting In January

  • Lastly a little vid on one Ed Balls aka Piers Fletcher-Dervish.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Such were _Lucilius_, _Iuuenall_ and _Persius_ among the Latines, & with vs he that wrote the booke called Piers plowman.

    The Arte of English Poesie


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