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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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If the annulus is generating this protein fence, as we suspect, then in sperm that lack an annulus, you should find basigin distributed outside of the principal piece of the sperm tail," explained Hunnicutt.
The tail is composed of a middle piece, principal piece, and end piece.
The Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 is the principal piece of legislation that regulates the relationship between landlord and tenant on all agricultural tenancies created before 1995.

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