Usage examples for tier

  1. " They found something in the walls of the second tier. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. The number of shot in each tier varies from three to five. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  3. They made a tier all over the sleigh- bottom, and then the lighter logs were piled on them in regular order, till the load was finished off on top with a heap of bark and brushwood. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  4. The survivors close up, utter a fierce cheer, and rush straight at the second tier of works. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  5. In the front tier sat the leading amateurs of Curtain Wells. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  6. The long lines of young faces, rising tier above tier down the whole length of the chapel, from the little boy's who had just left his mother to the young man's who was going out next week into the great world rejoicing in his strength. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  7. And now all moved away in the pride and wealth of their prizes, their brows bound with scarlet ribbons; when, hardly torn loose by all his art from the cruel rock, his oars lost, rowing feebly with a single tier, Sergestus brought in his ship jeered at and unhonoured. – The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil
  8. There is thus left only the third, or upper tier, for our inspection. – Stained Glass Tours in France by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  9. I always had faith life would do something for me if I'd speak pretty and hold out my tier. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  10. They hailed a banca and were rowed across the river, making a landing over a tier of cascos. – Isle o' Dreams by Frederick F. Moore
  11. Kate had been looking down from the box, which was upon the third tier, at the sea of heads beneath them. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  12. To the credit of the Romans- so far as they deserve any at all- let it be stated that the presence of women was not encouraged at these shows; that if they appeared at all, it must be in the upper tier, as far as possible from the arena; and, strangely enough, that only the six Vestals, in virtue of their religious claims, could be placed in any position of honour. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  13. Use in packing a plank or board, placing it against the front of the tier and bring the ends of the hands up against it. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  14. Lupin gathered, from what Victoire reported, that the deputy had an appointment with a lady for half- past eight and that he was going to take her to a theatre: " I shall get a pit- tier box, like the one we had six weeks ago," Daubrecq had said. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  15. We've got two kings here to- night," and he indicated in a box of their tier just across from that where the King of Servia sat, the well- known face of the King of New York. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  16. Music, art, the drama, and literature are closed books to him, in spite of the fact that he may have a box on the grand tier at the opera and a couple of dozen high- priced " masterpieces" hanging around his drawing- rooms. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  17. After some experiments they decided to make it a three- tier one, and flexible in the center. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy