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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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After being pulled to pieces between liberal social experiments and conservative budget slashes, there is very little education still going on.
The hotel has been pulled to pieces by inspectors and we are perfectly satisfied with the safety of the guests.
However, he could only watch on helplessly last night in his office at the club's Benton base as the Magpies were pulled to pieces by rampant Everton.
The document in July that she is trying to defend has been pulled to pieces by not only me, but RhAG (Parents for Welsh Medium Education) and members of the Labour party," he said later.
Liverpool, a city that was, in the past, routinely and gleefully pulled to pieces by its critics, has been showered with praise in recent years.
DAVID McCRACKEN was pulled to pieces by Gordon Chisholm after his nightmare show at Celtic last weekend - then rebuilt into Dundee United's rock just five days later.