Three-pile
Three-pile \Three"-pile`\, n. An old name for the finest and most costly kind of velvet, having a fine, thick pile. [1913 Webster]

I have served Prince Florizel and in my time wore three-pile. --Shak. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • three-pile — adjective see three piled …   Useful english dictionary

  • Three-piled — a. 1. Having the quality of three pile; best; most costly. [R.] [1913 Webster] Thou art good velvet; thou rt three piled piece. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Extravagant; exaggerated; high flown. Three piled hyperboles. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • three-piled — adjective or three pile ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ 1. : having a pile of treble thickness 2. obsolete : of high rank, quality, or excellence …   Useful english dictionary

  • Three-Dragon Ante — (ISBN 0 7869 4072 7) is a noncollectable card game developed by Rob Heinsoo, and published by Wizards of the Coast in November 2005. The game is a combination of luck and skill, and blends concepts from traditional card games such as poker,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Pile — Pile, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piling}.] 1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; often with up; as, to pile up wood. Hills piled on hills. Dryden. Life piled on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pile up — {v. phr.} 1. To grow into a big heap. * /He didn t go into his office for three days and his work kept piling up./ 2. To run aground. * /Boats often pile up on the rocks in the shallow water./ 3. To crash. * /One car made a sudden stop and the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pile up — {v. phr.} 1. To grow into a big heap. * /He didn t go into his office for three days and his work kept piling up./ 2. To run aground. * /Boats often pile up on the rocks in the shallow water./ 3. To crash. * /One car made a sudden stop and the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • pile arms — To prop three muskets, orig with fixed bayonets, so that the butts remain firm, the muzzles close together pointing obliquely (also stack arms) • • • Main Entry: ↑pile * * * see at stack …   Useful english dictionary

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