Pieceless to Pigmean
(Piece"less), a. Not made of pieces; whole; entire.
(Piece"ly), adv. In pieces; piecemeal. [Obs.]
(Piece"meal`) adv. [OE. pecemele; pece a piece + AS. mlum, dat. pl. of ml part. See
Meal a portion.]
1. In pieces; in parts or fragments. "On which it piecemeal brake." Chapman.
The beasts will tear thee piecemeal.Tennyson.
2. Piece by piece; by little and little in succession.
Piecemeal they win, this acre first, than that.Pope.
(Piece"meal`), a. Made up of parts or pieces; single; separate. "These piecemeal guilts."
Gov. of Tongue.
(Piece"meal`), n. A fragment; a scrap. R. Vaughan.
(Piece"mealed`) a. Divided into pieces.
1. One who supplies rolls of wool to the slubbing machine in woolen mills.
2. Same as Piecer, 2.
1. One who pieces; a patcher.
2. A child employed in spinning mill to tie together broken threads.
(Piece"work`) n. Work done by the piece or job; work paid for at a rate based on the amount
of work done, rather than on the time employed.
The reaping was piecework, at so much per acre.R. Jefferies.
(Pied) imp. & p. p. of Pi, or Pie, v.
Pied antelope (Zoöl.), the bontebok. Pied-billed grebe (Zoöl.), the dabchick. Pied blackbird
(Zoöl.), any Asiatic thrush of the genus Turdulus. Pied finch (Zoöl.) (a) The chaffinch. (b) The
snow bunting. [Prov. Eng.] Pied flycatcher (Zoöl.), a common European flycatcher The male is
black and white.
(Pied) a. [From Pie the party- colored bird.] Variegated with spots of different colors; party- colored; spotted; piebald.
"Pied coats." Burton. "Meadows trim with daisies pied." Milton.
(Pied"mont) a. [F. pied foot + mont mountain.] (Geol.) Noting the region of foothills near
the base of a mountain chain.
(Pied"mont*ite) n. (Min.) A manganesian kind of epidote, from Piedmont. See Epidote.
(Pied"ness) n. The state of being pied. Shak.