Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Three-piled velvet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An old name for the finest and most costly kind of velvet, having a fine, thick pile.

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  • noun obsolete The finest and most costly kind of velvet, with a fine, thick pile.

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Examples

  • If you're not familiar with the three-pile theory of editing, "C" is stories you reject without further consideration, "B" is stories you want to buy but need to think about (including, typically, all rewrite requests), and "A" is the stories you're probably going to buy.

    MIND MELD: Behind the Scenes...How the Hottest Short Fiction Anthologies Are Created (Part 1)

  • Note: Some of the same drawings used for three-pile sorting can be used in this activity.

    Chapter 8

  • Note: Some of the drawings from the three-pile sorting set could be used in this activity.

    Chapter 8

  • Ask one to do a three-pile sorting for “effectiveness” (very effective, in-between, not very effective), and the other to do a three-pile sorting for “how easy the barriers are to put in place” (easy to do, in-between, hard to do).

    Chapter 7

  • You may be able to enlarge the relevant three-pile sorting drawings on a photocopier before you colour them.

    Chapter 8

  • Different drawings are separated or cut apart and used in three-pile sorting, for example.

    Chapter 8

  • · The row across the top of the chart is created using drawings (from the three-pile sorting) of places where or the means by which water can be obtained; for example, spring, river, well, tap, pond, rainwater collectors, water vendor/truck.

    Chapter 8

  • The drawings can be taken from the three-pile sorting drawings.

    Chapter 8

  • Horizontal drawings will be selected from the three-pile sorting cards by the facilitator.

    Chapter 8

  • You could reduce the number of drawings required by choosing the relevant ones from the three-pile sorting set and enlarging them on a photocopier before you colour them.

    Chapter 8

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