Pisé

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pisé (Arch) A species of wall made of stiff earth or clay rammed in between molds which are carried up as the wall rises; -- called also pisé work.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pise pē-zā′ stiff earth or clay rammed down to form walls or floors.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pisé, from piser, to stamp, pound, L. pisare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

If they hear of his sickness, they will answer with a dull Tant pis pour lui; or with the question, Will he die?
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
The whole is an extravagant riot of second bests, a pandemonium of pis-aller.
"What's Wrong With The World" by G.K. Chesterton
I have already mentioned that the dwellings of the islanders were almost invariably built upon massive stone foundations, which they call pi-pis.
"Typee" by Herman Melville
PIS-ALLER, an inferior article which will do to go on with.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
Mais il est devot, et, ce qui pis est, devot honteux.
"Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay" by George Otto Trevelyan
Personally I am afraid that I only look upon games as a pis-aller.
"From a College Window" by Arthur Christopher Benson
If so, tant pis pour vous.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
If the cap fits you, tant pis!
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
If so, tant pis pour monsieur le President.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
I'sis and Sera'pis 4.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
Den everypody says Hanz Toodleburg gits apove his pisness.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
If it is a man, he need not put himself out; if it is a dame, tant pis pour elle, so much the worse for her.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
De peanuts is a pad pisness; but dis is so much vorse as it goes to de prison.
"Uncle Rutherford's Nieces" by Joanna H. Mathews
An important work of his in this way is the fountain of the Manneken-Pis, at Brussels.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
Hence the Vaudois put to death the guard on the Alps of the Pis, and at Balsille; this was the greatest number they did so treat.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
Ne mieulx ne pis, 839.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
Dieu veuille qu'il n'arrive pis!
"Tales from the German. Volume I." by Carl Franz van der Velde
A'PIS, a genus of insects.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
My back No pis quan Ni-pi quoini.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
His pay was a doub-loon a day, and some-times six pis-toles.
"The Life of George Washington" by Josephine Pollard
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In poetry:

Vot pisness he mit horse and gun,
Dot channel shtream to cross?
Vot matter for de tings ve done?
Der Kaiser is de boss.
"The Hate Of Hans" by Abner Cosens

In news:

8-10-12 Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White.
Cities or counties presently have the right to license and Durango does license five PIs.
A statewide registry form of regulation could eliminate persons who have committed crimes, who fail a jurisprudence exam regarding state laws relevant to PIs, and who lack a surety bond or errors and omission insurance.
Mannequin Pis, Vermilion, PS 7's: The Needle.
Mannequin Pis 18064 Georgia Ave.
Two of many ancient earth-building techniques—which include wattle-and-daub and adobe—-are rammed earth and pisé de terre, prehistoric construction methods that predate the development of the opposable thumb.
PIs offer Simpson free sleuthing .
Donald Tusk 's Civic Platform (PO) won the 2007 election by promising competence and stability in place of the unpredictable government of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, then and now leader of the Law and Justice (PiS) party.
Sacramento Kings rookie Thomas Robinson was ejected from Wednesday night's game with the Detroit Pis.
Universities are giving Pis to their freshmen as a gift on arrival.
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In science:

The RAs were directly involved in informing the PIs of data delivery (and providing comments if useful) and they rapidly responded to comments from the PIs.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
This highly personalized attention given to the PIs required the RAs to make temporary notes in the PI’s Phase II materials and to communicate with the other resident astronomers about these changes.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
To better serve the PIs, several new fields were added to the Phase II files.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Our TACs have found that allocating a blend of priority classes to a single program allows the more critical targets to be observed and gives some flexibility to the PIs.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
The TACs can report this information to the PIs, or they can take any appropriate steps to modify the queue.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
While the setup times during full science operations were more predictable than during early operations, the setup times charged to PIs were found to be larger, on occasion, than the assumed setup times adopted in the Phase I proposal, which can make program completion in the allocated TAC time difficult.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
While the HET would have benefited from greater software development early on, the evolutionary manner in which the software and observing styles developed has allowed us to understand the needs and improve service to the institutional partners and PIs.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Since it is the PIs who ultimately will be analyzing the data, making an effort to involve them as active participants of the process is critical.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
The PIs have access to their data on a nightly basis.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
The PIs can make some changes to their Phase II information after submission.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
PIs are encouraged to actually examine the data and provide timely feedback to the RAs.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
In addition, we have allowed our software tools to evolve as the PIs and TACs request new features or interfaces.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Our response rate for the Phase II survey was 22%, while that for the mid-trimester survey was 28%, out of 32 PIs.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
In the case of the partner institutions this does not seem to be a problem, since most of the TAC members are or have been PIs.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Current requests by PIs for changes to their programs are not common outside of the synoptic programs.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
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