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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Three-piled velvet.

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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)

  • · 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

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

    Chapter 8

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

    Chapter 8

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

    Chapter 8

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

    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

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

    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

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