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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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The researchers chose to investigate the protein basigin, which is found in the principal piece of the sperm tail until the developing sperm passes through a testicular structure known as the epididymis.
Ironically, the principal piece for the evening, Heritage, a four movement reflection on Liverpool's history, was the least intriguing of Lawrence's works, which also included a jokey tone poem about slow progress on the M25 London ring road.
Nadine Saby, the newly appointed president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores, notes that the main focus of her organization over the next several weeks will be responding to a request of the Ontario government for comment on the draft regulations associated with the acts that the principal piece of legislation modifies: The Ontario Drug Benefit Act and the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act.
The tail is composed of 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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