Usage examples for piles

  1. A guard gestured toward the piles of cots and blankets. – Take the Reason Prisoner by John Joseph McGuire
  2. And plays Mazeppa, And piles the money up. – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  3. They retired a few steps, and posted themselves on and behind large piles of stones, large and small, collected in that place for a bridge, which was to be built adjacent to it. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  4. I pick my apples by hand; sort into three classes from piles. – The Apple by Various
  5. Weeping women and frightened children sat on these piles as if to guard them. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  6. At the mill, the cane is tipped from the carts into large piles, by the side of the platform. – To Cuba and Back by Richard Henry Dana
  7. She couldn't add these two piles of ten and the " more yet," and she couldn't ask Jane or any one else in the house to do it for her. – A Flock of Girls and Boys by Nora Perry
  8. On the shore he piles up branches and lies down upon a bed of leaves. – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook
  9. Mr Ramsay had been successful both in hunting and trading, and the large piles of huge elephant and hippopotamus tusks, lion and panther skins, and other articles, rather excited Donald Fraser's envy. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. It reminded me of the Salem fire, through which, while the piles of debris were still smoking, I had been taken in the " Boston Journal's" car. – The Log of a Noncombatant by Horace Green
  11. He spread the cards out in the bottom of the boat, making four piles all suits together. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  12. It was built wholly on piles. – Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott
  13. The fellow who named this Blunder valley years ago," he observed, running his eyes over the log- piles once more, " must have had a gift of second- sight. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  14. After picking my apples, I leave them in piles in the orchard until cold weather, when I carry them in. – The Apple by Various
  15. Some of the piles of ties were burning. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  16. However, the piles themselves weren't separated by any walls, and the fire could spread to the whole stock of wax. – Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper
  17. Absolutely nothing more was done, for Burton was occupied with other matters- travelling all over the world and writing piles of voluminous books on other subjects. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright