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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. When the scholar beheld himself disarmed, stripped, weak, and naked in those terrible hands, he made no attempt to speak to the deaf man, but began to laugh audaciously in his face, and to sing with his intrepid heedlessness of a child of sixteen, the then popular ditty:-
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.
"A group of players that looked like individuals, nothing there, no real spirit and he dismantled it piece by piece and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to dismantle this piece by piece."
"And he dismantled it piece by piece - and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to dismantle this piece by piece."
"We get around 10,000 pearls from divers and from those we can only use 10 or 15 perfectly round and clean pearls which we collect piece by piece," Mr Shah told the GDN.
Harkening back to the magic and lessons learned from classic fairy tales, "Piece By Piece" imaginative tale reminds readers of all ages of the importance of pursuing one's dreams and following one's heart.
Demolish it piece by piece and rebuild it at Beamish.
Recently, the original idol, Kelly Clarkson, gave an emotional performance in which she brought the audience, and herself, to tears singing her hit, "Piece by Piece." She said she wrote it when she was pregnant with her first child, talking about the father who had abandoned her when she herself was a little girl.
So in an absolutely fundamental way, British ceramist Clare Twomey's installation Piece by Piece mounted at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, Canada this past fall and winter makes total sense.
1 album of her career as "Piece By Piece" debuted in the top slot of the weekly U.S.