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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEAP

Peart and cunnin', but a heap too wise fur you, son; take my steer on that.

He made of himself but a cock, set for a while on the world's heap to scratch and pick.

And how of the heap of trifles that you can see for yourselves in yonder corner?

Diablo's no angel, as you've said, Langdon, and this boy made him a heap worse.

"The Denson kids are a heap worse, if she only knew it," he said, and followed her willingly.

The columns and walls of the grand old temple of Zeus fell in a heap.

Heap the froth over every apple so as to conceal them entirely.

Heap it all over the pile of cake, so as entirely to cover it.

Here's the heap of stone he used as a fulcrum for his lever.

"Fine as silk," replied the sergeant from his own heap of shucks.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English heap "pile, great number, multitude" (of things or persons), from West Germanic *haupaz (cf. Old Saxon hop, Old Frisian hap, Middle Low German hupe, Dutch hoop, German Haufe "heap"), perhaps related to Old English heah "high." Slang meaning "old car" is attested from 1924. As a characteristic word in American Indian English speech, "a lot, a great deal," by 1832.

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