Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of piecer.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It's not that I was wearing reinforced one-piecers with flouncey skirts or anything like that.

    Mary Bradley: Letter from the Land of the Butt

  • Likewise, haberdasher Paul Stuart is moving three-piecers in olive gabardine, charcoal flannel pinstripes and brown tweeds.

    Rules for Three-Piece Suits

  • "No. Santa Barbara seems to be full of three-piecers, and that's not my type."

    The Legend of the Slain Soldiers

  • 'I suppose you mean fettlers (people who clean the machines) and piecers (those who join the pieces of wool or yarn together when it breaks),' she explained.

    Sarah's School Friend

  • This is the case with the work of children employed as piecers.

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism A Study of Machine Production

  • The audience enjoyed it, took the points, broke in now and then with comments as the speaker touched on such burning matters as the tyranny of overlookers, the temper of masters, the rubs between the different classes of 'hands,' the behaviour of 'minders' to the 'piecers' employed by them, and so on.

    The History of David Grieve

  • I find that the throttle-piecers were then receiving eight shillings a week, and they were working twelve hours a day.

    Captains of Industry or, Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money

  • They earn very good wages and look healthy; but, where the wool is dyed, what with the dye and what with the oil, the piecers are all ready toileted to sing to a banjo; and sometimes, with rubbing their faces with their dirty hands, they get sore eyes.

    Rides on Railways

  • There are two poor boys from Bollington, who begin life as piecers at one shilling or eighteen-pence a-week, and the father of one of whom was cut to pieces by the machinery at which he worked, but not before he had himself founded the institution in which this son has since come to be taught.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • Sure, I wore two-piecers but they were far, and I mean FAR from "itsy bitsy" - more like boxer shorts with a matching top that needed "mending."

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