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piece

1. a length by which a commodity is sold, esp cloth, wallpaper, etc.
2. a literary, musical, or artistic composition
3. a coin having a value as specified
4. a small object, often individually shaped and designed, used in playing certain games, esp board games
5. any chessman other than a pawn
6. Austral and NZ fragments of fleece wool

piece

[pēs]
(ordnance)
An artillery weapon, a machine gun, a rifle, or any firearm.
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When he had concluded these arrangements, he took a turn or two across the room with an elaborate assumption of having nothing on his mind (but with one eye hard upon his treasure all the time), and then, and not till then, began to drag it out, piece by piece, and eat it with the utmost relish.
Tupman counted the money into his companion's hand, and he dropped it piece by piece into his pocket, as they walked towards the house.
Quasimodo flung the scholar's iron shell at his feet, piece by piece.
In taking stock of his familiarly worn rough-weather nautical clothes, piece by piece, she took stock of a formidable knife in a sheath at his waist ready to his hand, and of a whistle hanging round his neck, and of a short jagged knotted club with a loaded head that peeped out of a pocket of his loose outer jacket or frock.
Let's keep in mind the lyrics of Kelly Clarkson's stirring new song Piece by Piece and pray that all fathers will courageously accept the duties of parenthood:
In the second division Hurricanes stormed to a 4-2 win over Runcorn Supporters, goals from Ian Bason (2) Joe Marr and Gareth Hughes as Owen Batty and John Urgent replied for Runcorn while in Division Three Brickmakers were taken apart piece by piece by Cheshire Rovers with goals from Steve Furlong (2) Ryan Marriott (2) Paul Clinton and Gary Bates in a cracking 6-0 away win for Cheshire.
Business secretary Lord Mandelson said: "Since the global banking crisis, we have set about reinventing the financial services industry piece by piece, building a system that is fairer, trusted and more responsible.
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said: "Since the global banking crisis we have set about reinventing the financial services industry piece by piece, building a system that is fairer, trusted and more responsible.
This book advocates a piece by piece approach to creating an individual home that is calm and uncluttered.
This government is now as bad as the last government, extracting the urine out of us and also extracting more money, piece by piece.
The restaurant is being unveiled piece by piece through large window jigsaws, pieces of which will be taken away each day from September 13, slowly revealing more of the cafe which is the first of several locations to open throughout the UK in 2007 and 2008.
While such systems typically take three months to install as crews assemble it piece by piece, the reduced size of Ionic's system allows it to be shipped in a nearly complete state.