Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The young gentleman had recourse as a pis aller to his mamma.

Pis buildings are said to have a life of a century and a half.

Yet he is largely a pis aller for the would-be reader of Cassius Dio.

Orthodox Socialism is still a case of the "lesser evil," what the French call a pis aller.

For me Pis de terre, ever since I heard of it, has offered special attractions.

In fact, everybody but I seemed to know all there was to be known about Pis de terre.

Those who have ever lived where such temperatures prevail will note the immense advantage gained by the Pis walls.

In Pis you can make your foundations, so to speak, as you go, through the simple process of ramming.

I thought it would be amusing to see whether there was any mention of Pis de terre.

As a building material, pis is infinitely superior and more durable than slabs, galvanised iron, or weather-boards.