, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Piling.] 1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; -- often with up; as, to pile up wood. "Hills piled on hills." Dryden. "Life piled on life." Tennyson.
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The labor of an age in piled stones.
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2. To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
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To pile arms To pile muskets (Mil.), to place three guns together so that they may stand upright, supporting each other; to stack arms.
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(?), } a. [L. pileatus, fr. pileus a felt cap or hat.] 1. Having the form of a cap for the head.
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2. (Zol.) Having a crest covering the pileus, or whole top of the head.
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Pileated woodpecker (Zol.), a large American woodpecker (Ceophloeus pileatus). It is black, with a bright red pointed crest. Called also logcock, and woodcock.
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