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Definitions of pied

  1. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly; " a jester dressed in motley"; " the painted desert"; " a particolored dress"; " a piebald horse"; " pied daisies"
  2. of Pi
  3. imp. & amp; p. p. of Pi, or Pie, v.
  4. Variegated with spots of different colors; party- colored; spotted; piebald.
  5. imp. & p. p. of Pi, or Pie, v.
  6. Many- colored or spotted; piebald.
  7. Variegated like a mag- pie: of various colors: spotted.
  8. Variegated; spotted.
  9. Mottled with various colors.
  10. Variegated with spots; spotted.
  11. Variegated with spots or streaks of different colours; spotted.
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Usage examples for pied

  1. But the second bullet ploughed into the ceiling as Lanyard in desperation executed a coup de pied in la savate, and narrowly succeeded in kicking the pistol from Dupont's grasp. – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  2. The stripling was Thomas, His Majesty's valet- de- pied – Grimm Tales Made Gay by Guy Wetmore Carryl
  3. And she thought of the children and of the Pied Piper. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  4. It pleased Louie to take Mrs. Lovenant- Smith's question au pied de la lettre. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  5. " Really," I answered, " I have only been once out in your streets, at least a pied since my arrival, and then I was nearly perishing for want of help." – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  6. " Let him alone," said Beau- Pied roughly, " he has only just lain down." – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  7. The press sneered at the new Pied Piper of Hamelin, and poets sang of him. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  8. Fashion's pied piper, with magical air, Has wooed them away, with their flaxen hair And laughing eyes, we don't know where, And no one can tell where they're banished. – Point Lace and Diamonds by George A. Baker, Jr.
  9. Once a pied he would be at their mercy, since he was now altogether unarmed. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  10. As soon as the finale of Lady de Brantefield's sentence, touching honour, happiness, and family connexion, would permit, I receded, and turned from the mother to the daughter, little Lady Anne Mowbray, a light fantastic figure, bedecked with " daisies pied covered with a profusion of tiny French flowers, whose invisible wire stalks kept in perpetual motion as she turned her pretty head from side to side. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  11. The Indian cuckoo no more raises its voice in the plains, but the pied crested- cuckoo continues to call lustily and the pied starlings make a joyful noise. –  by
  12. According to tradition- some have said that it was the ecclesiastical law- Huss was hurled from the church by a coup de pied – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  13. Her eyes are on the " daisies pied – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  14. But remembering the cuckoo song in Love's Labour's Lost, When daisies pied – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  15. What would life be in the great cities without the knowledge that just outside, an hour away from the toil and dust and struggle of this money- getting world, there are green fields, and whispering forests, and verdurous nooks of breezy shadow by the side of brooks where the white pebbles shine through the mottled stream,- where you find great pied pan- sies under your hands, and catch the black beady eyes of orioles watching you from the thickets, and through the lush leafage over you see patches of sky flecked with thin clouds that sail so lazily you cannot be sure if the blue or the white is moving? – Castilian Days by John Hay
  16. By the time that Richard was old enough to become a trader, a court known as the Court of Pied poudre or Dusty Feet had been established by the King at every fair. – In the Days of the Guild by Louise Lamprey
  17. Its pied plumage is very pretty, but its note is a melancholy one. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  18. He is capable of considerable originality if left to himself, and they follow him up there at the Place as the boys and girls followed the Pied Piper." – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  19. I don't suppose you know what au pied de la lettre means, Tuppy, but that's how I don't think you ought to take all that stuff Angela was saying just now too much. – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
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