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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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It wasn't just that error, he looked out of sorts all afternoon and after that mistake he went to pieces.
45) travelled beautifully for a circuit in the National before his jumping went to pieces and I still think he is potentially well handicapped despite top-weight in the 3m 1f Handicap Chase.
One of Judy's fist-clenching yells of encouragement in her boy's semi-final win was so ferocious that I went to pieces despite being 10,000 miles away and watching on TV.
Park started well against Lymm with well worked tries by Danny Rich and skipper Freeman Payne but director of rugby John McNally said: "Our lineout went to pieces and we hardly saw the ball during the third quarter.
Everything went to pieces afterwards and I am sure we don't want a repeat of that.
His jumping went to pieces last season but he's a stronger horse now.
Pontypridd's defence completely went to pieces and the Bedwas three-quarters were able to take complete control of the proceedings.
Q I GOT engaged in February last year but in April my father died and I went to pieces.
Thomas looked comfortable at three up at the turn against teenager James Byrne, but then Thomas went to pieces, losing on the last.