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  • v. to increase over a period of time; to accumulate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. arrange into piles or stacks


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  • The tongue is so serviceable a member (taking all sorts of shapes, just as is wanted), – the teeth, the lips, the roof of the mouth, all ready to help, and so heap up the sound of the voice into the solid bits which we call consonants, and make room for the curiously shaped breathings which we call vowels!

    The Story of My Life

  • I’m still not clear why I continued to pedal the gearless, poorly balanced heap up the moraine to Howard Hall from Cobble Hill, where I purchased it.


  • What, then, will become of their building who heap up all sorts of rubbish to make a house for the,

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • I learn that Jacob Thomas has gone to the Yankees that is heavy work I would rather cut my throat that to be so treacherous and heap up such a stigma on my family but these are strange times, hard to fathem depths

    Augusta County: John Quincy Adams Nadenbousch to Hester J. Nadenbousch, August 10, 1864

  • First, to gather to herself and heap up of what the world most esteems; after that, to be known as the most thorough housekeeper and the smartest woman in Thirlwall.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • Now it is proposed to heap up all the old traditions, the Gai Savoir, the glory of the Troubadours, the old language, the old customs, and burn them on a pyre.

    Frederic Mistral


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