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a pile

1. informal A large accumulation (of something). A: "You coming to the party tomorrow?" B: "No, I've got a pile of homework to do this weekend." They have already put a pile of money into this project. I doubt they'd be willing to increase the budget any further.
2. informal A large sum of money. He made a pile investing in the stock market.
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pile

n. a large amount of money. That old lady has a pile stashed in the bank.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The comparison of measured values between the unreinforced embankment and piled embankment shows that the CFG pile-supported embankment accelerates the soil consolidation and settlement stabilization.
Compared with the concept of piled raft foundations with connected piles, the disconnected piled raft alternative has been much less investigated.
To maximize the creation of charcoal the burn pile was elevated above the soil surface on large logs, with smaller material piled perpendicularly on top (Figure 1).
(1) The upslope and downslope potential sliding masses of the piled slope are assumed to move as rigid bodies, respectively.
Mandolini, "Some remarks about Eurocode and Italian code about piled foundations in seismic area," in Presented at the ERTC-12 Workshop on Evaluation of EC8, Athens, Greece, 2011.
Equipment used to determine costs presented in Table 2 is consistent with that described in the section "Pile construction and deconstruction." The base case shown in Table 2 is a scenario wherein whole trees are ground, piled, and then transported to the biorefinery without storage.
"Modeling of soil-structure interaction for a piled bridge abutment in plane strain FEM analysis", Computers and Geotechnics, Vol-28, pp.-79-98.
Rather than having reminders, birthday cards and class schedules piled all over the place, you'll have them organized and right at eye level.
Uranium and uranium oxide were piled up in combination with graphite blocks in a structure called an atomic pile.
Choa, "Arching in piled embankments," Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol.
The evaluation of the average settlement of the piled foundation is described in the following section.