Pis'e
Pis'e Pi`s['e]", n. [F. pis['e], from piser to stamp, pound, L. pisare.] (Arch.) A species of wall made of stiff earth or clay rammed in between molds which are carried up as the wall rises; -- called also {pis['e] work}. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

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  • pis'e work — Pis e Pi s[ e] , n. [F. pis[ e], from piser to stamp, pound, L. pisare.] (Arch.) A species of wall made of stiff earth or clay rammed in between molds which are carried up as the wall rises; called also {pis[ e] work}. Gwilt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pis — 1. (pî ; l s se lie : le pi z est) adv. 1°   Comparatif de l adverbe mal : plus mal, d une manière plus mauvaise. Ils sont pis que jamais ensemble. Il se portait mieux ; mais aujourd hui il est pis que jamais. •   Il ne m en sera jamais ni pis ni …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • e|pis´co|pal|ly — e|pis|co|pal «ih PIHS kuh puhl», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. of or having to do with a bishop or bishops. 2. Sometimes, Episcopal. governed by bishops. 3. Sometimes, Episcopal. recognizing the office of a bishop as a ministerial rank. –n. =… …   Useful english dictionary

  • E|pis|co|pal — «ih PIHS kuh puhl», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. of or having to do with a bishop or bishops. 2. Sometimes, Episcopal. governed by bishops. 3. Sometimes, Episcopal. recognizing the office of a bishop as a ministerial rank. –n. = episcopalian. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|pis|co|pal — «ih PIHS kuh puhl», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. of or having to do with a bishop or bishops. 2. Sometimes, Episcopal. governed by bishops. 3. Sometimes, Episcopal. recognizing the office of a bishop as a ministerial rank. –n. = episcopalian. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • E|pis|co|pa|lian — «ih PIHS kuh PAYL yuhn, PAY lee uhn», adjective, noun. –adj. having to do with bishops or episcopacy; episcopal. –n. a person who belongs to an episcopal church, or adheres to the episcopal form of church government. E|pis|co|pa|lian «ih PIHS kuh …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|pis|co|pa|lian — «ih PIHS kuh PAYL yuhn, PAY lee uhn», adjective, noun. –adj. having to do with bishops or episcopacy; episcopal. –n. a person who belongs to an episcopal church, or adheres to the episcopal form of church government. E|pis|co|pa|lian «ih PIHS kuh …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|pis´te|mo|log´i|cal|ly — e|pis|te|mo|log|i|cal «ih PIHS tuh muh LOJ uh kuhl», adjective. of or having to do with epistemology: »Einstein s work has changed our whole concept of physics and its epistemological background (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|pis|te|mo|log|i|cal — «ih PIHS tuh muh LOJ uh kuhl», adjective. of or having to do with epistemology: »Einstein s work has changed our whole concept of physics and its epistemological background (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists). –e|pis´te|mo|log´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • E|pis|tle — «ih PIHS uhl», noun. 1. a letter. Epistles are usually long, instructive letters written in formal or elegant language. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under letter. (Cf. ↑letter) 2. a literary work, usually in verse, written in the form of a letter. ╂[< …   Useful english dictionary

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