from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of mending by the addition or joining of a piece. Specifically
  • noun In textile manuf, the joining of the ends of laps, slivers, yarns, or threads to make continuous lengths or to repair breaks. Also piecening.

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  • verb Present participle of piece.


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  • Etc.etc. You begin piecing together all these bits of evidence that support this particular fear or obsession, and if you write all of those, and only all of those down on a piece of paper, sure, they might point to something.

    9/11 Truth and the Paranoid Style - Boing Boing

  • Heidelberg, Meyerhof and his assistants published over 200 articles and played a central role in piecing together the complex puzzle of glycolysis - a major milestone in the study of intermediary metabolism.

    Otto Meyerhof and the Physiology Institute: the Birth of Modern Biochemistry

  • Two other realities that go against the Underground Railroad Quilt Code: Sewing even ONE of those quilts required considerable expertise in piecing and cutting.

    Jilted quilts

  • Now I'm getting the hang of points, maybe I should have some practice in piecing circles?

    Monday giveaway

  • Frist’s sneaky last minute addition is just another clue for you to use in piecing together the total picture many of us have already seen, the one of the Bush family, the Bin Ladens, and other powerful families benefiting from the no-repercussion sale of potentially dangerous vaccine to the American people via a company owned by the Carlyle group of investors of which the Bush and Bid Laden families are heavily invested.

    Think Progress » Frist and Hastert Let Vaccine Industry Write Its Own Multi-Billion Dollar Giveaway

  • I had the idea of piecing together the printed tin and tracy worked from about 9pm-2am this morning playing around with the idea.

    teesha's circus

  • But something else you're kind of piecing together, the chatter about what and when you might hear from Mousavi.

    CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2009

  • CARNEY: No, this is pretty much -- we're all going through this, everyone who's helping out, we're kind of piecing it together as we go.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2004

  • Can you just talk about, just in general, the difficulty of kind of piecing this together?

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2002

  • Lunching or "piecing" should never be indulged in.

    Maintaining Health Formerly Health and Efficiency


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