pile up

Definitions

  • He Would Break Me up Into Bones, and Throw Me Into a Pile 246
    He Would Break Me up Into Bones, and Throw Me Into a Pile 246
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pile up collect or gather "Journals are accumulating in my office","The work keeps piling up"
    • v pile up arrange into piles or stacks "She piled up her books in my living room"
    • v pile up get or gather together "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife","She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis","She rolled up a small fortune"
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Quotations

  • Martin H. Fischer
    Martin H. Fischer
    “Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.”
  • Jr. Murchison
    Jr. Murchison
    “Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell.”
  • Scottish Proverb
    Scottish Proverb
    “Money is flat and meant to be piled up.”
  • Harrold Hill
    Harrold Hill
    “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.”

Usage

In literature:

Injun and white they come like pile of sand desert wind drifts up.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
The stones had been piled up into an orderly building.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The Giant and his great horse piled up the wall more quickly than before.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
He could not understand why the steamer piled up so quickly after the collision.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Think of seeing a hundred of 'em piled up dead at your feet!
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
They kept piling it up in their warehouses.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
The ammunition had been piled up ready for destruction.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
The fire was out; the hearth piled up with ashes; and on the table stood a basin of potatoes in water, most of them unpeeled.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
See the surplus piling up in the public vault.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
And to let him pile up wrath against the day of wrath!
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
On the flats the ice did not pile up, but lay in great cakes where the receding waters stranded it.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Over her head was a canopy of gold, and great masses of fragrant flowers were piled up in tiers behind her.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
It was terrible to him to see how people lived piled up one over the other in the dreadful city.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
After that you could pile up twenty more in the dome.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
The other goods they piled up in the shade of a tree.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
I couldn't pile up stones, or build millions of cells; so I just made an island of myself.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
The flames, however, subsided, either because the supply had exhausted itself, or because it had been piled up too much.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
The whole drove piled up in the river and began to swim in a black mass toward the north shore.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
He brought out stacks of papers and plans which had piled up while he was abroad, and with these he busied himself at night.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
What is the use of piling-up things to this extent?
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
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In poetry:

Upon the earth — upon the sea —
And through the crystal air —
Or piled-up-clouds - the gracious sun
Is glorious everywhere.
"The Sunshine" by Mary Botham Howitt
O'ERSHADOWED by the walls that climb,
Piled up in air by living hands,
A rock amid the waves of time,
Our gray old house of worship stands.
"Hymn For The Two Hundredth Anniversary Of King’s Chapel" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
In nature's aid let art supply
With light and heat my little sphere;
Rouse, rouse the fire, and pile it high;
Light up a constellation here.
"Winter" by Samuel Johnson
And went, with music ever swelling,
Where slopes o'erlook the sea,
Piled up the corse with herbs sweet—smelling,
Consumed, and so set free.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
First a white breadth of shingle — then a height
Of tree on tree piled up to meet the sky,
Behind, blue hills, a haze of purple light,
In slumber lie.
"One Summer's Day" by Cicely Fox Smith
As I went down by Hastings Mill I lingered in my going
To smell the smell of piled-up deals and feel the salt wind blowing,
To hear the cables fret and creak and the ropes stir and sigh
(Shipmate, my shipmate!) as in days gone by.
"Hastings Mill" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Thousands of dumped tires pile up drawing mosquitoes and rodents, and posing a serious risk to nearby residents.
Send "Klumpes involved in dust storm pile-up in Oklahoma" to a friend.
Sand piled up in Ortley Beach (Ken Lawton).
As her absences piled up, administrators told her she couldn't afford more.
CORPUS CHRISTI — The shots and scoring chances piled up for the IceRays on Friday night.
For nearly 20 years, the Brazos Food Bank has been piling up the food for those in need.
During the fall, leaves tend to pile up near fences .
Johnson also averaged over 23 yards on his 10 catches, piling up 238 yard and 5TDs.
' Flashy ' Sabres prospect Gauthier-Leduc can pile up goals.
If you're piling up a lot of them, then you're giving it all you've got.
A White Pine resident has trash piling up in front of her house after a garbage contractor failed to show.
Somehow, I always seem to have lots of cardboard boxes piling up, so any way I can find to put them to better use is a winner.
My math skills are a little shaky, but far as I can tell no Western Conference team has piled up more wins since the All-Star break than the Lakers, who earned their 19th Sunday afternoon over the Mavericks at Staples.
No doubt before long Trout will start piling up Gold Gloves and maybe an MVP or two.
Do you have leftover paint, chemicals and batteries piling up in your garage.
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In science:

We note that this source is significantly piled-up and the measured flux and luminosity are underestimates of the true values.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look
For slow preamplifiers, there may be a rate dependence due to the pile-up. • Time response of the API APD.
An Improved Shashlyk Calorimeter
The pedestal response, the sum of electronic noise and pile-up for individual modules, was measured during the test runs by using a special gate signal that was shifted from the photon timing by up to 1 µs.
An Improved Shashlyk Calorimeter
In effect, one could see here that the level repulsion is associated with a ‘pile - up’ of the probability density at the edge of the gap which it creates.
On the Joint Distribution of Energy Levels of Random Schroedinger Operators
Such a modification is not unlike the pile-up event subtraction necessary at full LHC luminosity.
Elucidating Jet Energy Loss in Heavy Ion Collisions
As perhaps first predicted by Freise in 1952 , the widening of the condensed layer generally causes the diffuse-layer differential capacitance to decay at large voltages – the opposite trend from PB theory, which allows ions to pile up with exponentially diverging concentration.
Strongly nonlinear dynamics of electrolytes in large ac voltages
Theoretical studies have provided several mechanisms by which such a process may occur, such as material piling up in a circumstellar disk until gravitational instabilities drive angular momentum outward and mass inward in short-lived bursts (Vorobyov & Basu 2005b, 2006; Boss 2002).
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
Drift times shorter than 1 µs are desired to avoid pile up.
The GlueX Central Drift Chamber: Design and Performance
The first three XRT observations in photon-counting mode have source count rates of ∼0.7–1.5 counts s−1 , resulting in significant photon pile-up in the core of the point-spread function, which occurs for rates >0.5 counts s−1 .
The Discovery of gamma-Ray Emission From The Blazar RGB J0710+591
The photon pile-up is avoided by using an annular region with inner radius ranging from 2 to 7 pixels and an outer radius of 30 pixels (47.2′′ ) to extract the source counts.
The Discovery of gamma-Ray Emission From The Blazar RGB J0710+591
Because of the greater abundance of fainter galaxies, the population piles-up against this limit.
Star formation trends in high-redshift galaxy surveys: the elephant or the tail?
The dark count rate is a factor of four higher for the larger devices and steps are less defined due to the more probable signal pile-up.
A Tracking Fiber Detector based on Silicon Photomultipliers for the Kaos Spectrometer
For large area devices steps are much less defined due to signal pile-up.
A Tracking Fiber Detector based on Silicon Photomultipliers for the Kaos Spectrometer
Assuming a fast photodetector, this feature could be used to discriminate particles belonging to different bunch crossings (therefore reducing the pile-up in the detector).
A 1 mm Scintillating Fibre Tracker Readout by a Multi-anode Photomultiplier
It is worth mentioning that the accretion rate at the shocked region (the border between the expanding medium and the quasi-stationary disk) is negative which means radial outflows, causing the outer, incoming gas to further pile up.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
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