• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Aheap In a heap; huddled together.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aheap In a heap; in a huddled or crouching condition, as from terror; in a constrained attitude, as from fear or astonishment: as, this fearful sight struck us all aheap (= all of a heap).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Aheap a-hēp′ in a heap: in a state of collapse through terror or astonishment.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. a-, + heap,


In literature:

Struck all aheap to hear of your play!
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith