How to use Pile in a sentence
There really was a pile of bones in her tub.
On the top of a pile of clothes lay a flower and note.
He dug deeper into the pile of cement blocks and ashes before him.
Her pile of blankets was folded next to him.
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Lifting it, he stepped up on the pile of hay and tossed the bale on top, straightening it before stepping down.
The world dumped her on top of a pile of sand near the boardwalk with the angry black sea roaring behind her.
Deidre wiped away more tears and went to her messy desk, where a red-covered notebook sat on a pile of paper.
Kevin crossed his office to the small safe and drew out a small pile of cash.
He bought some battery powered lights to hang on the wagon and Gerald helped him pile hay on the wagon.Advertisement
I can make a pile of money working his accounts.
Then the pile was fired.
Gabriel stripped out of his pants and pulled on the new ones before striding back to the pile of the rest of his things.
How can I drag out a pile of maybes and cause her to spend the rest of her days wondering if hubby will jump out from behind some bush?
Martha returned with a pile of diapers in hand.Advertisement
Before Dean finished hanging up his coat, pouring a cup of over-brewed coffee and settling in his chair, Rita Angeltoni dropped a pile of telephone messages on his desk.
The famous Falls of Lodore, at the upper end of the lake, consist of a series of cascades in the small Watendlath Beck, which rushes over an enormous pile of protruding crags from a height of nearly 200 ft.
She hadn't planned on jumping off her building, but the events of this night made the idea more appealing than having her head severed from her body or ending up a pile of bones in a bathtub.
She wore it because she was too upset to wash out the pile of jeans when she got home last night.
Another sheet of blottingpaper is then laid over it; and, a number of similar specimens being formed into a pile, the whole is submitted to pressure, the paper being changed every hour or two at first.Advertisement
A mile and a half from the town, on the Lochy, stands the grand old ruin of Inverlochy Castle, a massive quadrangular pile with a round tower at each corner, a favourite subject with landscape painters.
The surface of the llanos is almost a dead level, the general elevation 1 The name means " little Venice," and is a modification of the name of Venecia (Venice), originally bestowed by Alonzo de Ojeda in 1499 on an Indian village, composed of pile dwellings on the shores of the Gulf of Maracaibo, which was called by him the Gulf of Venecia.
It was the concepts derived from the experimental methods of Harvey, Lavoisier, Liebig, Claude Bernard, Helmholtz, Darwin, Pasteur, Lister and others which, directly or indirectly, trained the eyes of clinicians to observe more closely and accurately; and not of clinicians only, but also of pathologists, such as Matthew Baillie, Cruveilhier, Rokitansky, Bright, Virchowto name but a few of those who, with (as must be admitted) new facilities for necropsies, began to pile upon us discoveries in morbid anatomy and histology.
The discovery by General Pitt Rivers in 1867 of the remains of pile dwellings both on the north and on the south of the Thames gives ground for an argument of some force in favour of the date of the foundation of London having been before the Roman occupation of Britain.
The pile is from time to time taken down and rebuilt, the tobacco from the top going to the bottom and that exposed at the edges being turned in to the centre.Advertisement
It is an irregular pile of buildings, in fine and simple early Renaissance style; a small part of the original façade of 1028 in black and white marble is preserved.
The Bethmann vault attracts attention by three bas-reliefs from the chisel of Thorwaldsen; and the Reichenbach mausoleum is a vast pile designed by Hessemer at the command of William II.
By such a pile we may hope to scale heaven at last.
The pile of mail she left on her desk was still there, the living room neat and quiet.
He went to the sink and began attacking the pile of dirty dishes as he pondered how they would tell the young girl her world was about to flip upside down.
Brandon Westlake, lustfully examining a pile of rusty tins, was pulled away by Paulette Dawkins for consultation.
He stripped off his shirt and flung it then tossed all his weapons in a pile at his feet before seating himself once more.
Terrified she'd find him in the tub, nothing more than a pile of bones, she pushed herself away from the wall and focused hard on calling a portal.
Gabriel stripped off his shirt and weapons then his heavy boots, dropping everything into a pile while two of his assassins watched.
Megan helped and stacked socks and underwear in her pile and then brought her a light wool jacket, leather gloves, hat, and scarf.
Jetr was stacking a new problem on a pile of other problems he couldn't deal with.
Fred offered to go up to Duckett's Market for boxes and give up closet space to temporarily store the large pile.
After breakfast they went outside and stood staring at the pile pumpkins.
She dished up some vegetables and glanced at Katie, who was attempting to pile more food on Alex's plate.
She kicked a pile of leaves from the branches where the floodwaters had deposited it a few weeks ago.
Alex paused at the hay pile and sat down, cross-legged, while he examined a chart.
He heard Hannah crying and smelled the unmistakable scent of human blood before he took a step onto the block. He strode down the block and paused in front of Hannah's cell. She was curled up on the bed, sobbing. When he looked at the cell across from her, he saw why. Jared stood in the cell, covered in blood. The cell looked as if a human had exploded, and Rhyn saw a pile of bones Jared had gnawed clean then stacked neatly.
He wasn't in Scranton very often and the papers would pile up.
After flipping through a Ladies' Home Journal and reading the jokes in a Reader's Digest, he dug deeper into the pile.
Brutus followed her to the pile of hide and bones.
He watched her lift a bale of hay and step up on the pile.
She surrendered the bale to him and watched him toss it on top of the pile.
Together they tossed the bale to the top of the pile and he climbed up to position it.
Finally Carmen grabbed the shovel and jabbed it into the pile of dirt.
He stopped at a pile where they had picked them out of the trail.
Beside the tank was a pile of split wood about three feet high and six feet long.
By the aid of one front leg it places consecutive heaps of loosened particles upon its head, then with a smart jerk throws each little pile clear of the scene of operations.
The covers are carefully cut to the proper size and shape with a sharp knife, and, after being damped and smoothed out are placed together in a pile.
A Venetian merchant is known to have bid 22,000 gold florins for the doomed vanities, but the scandalized authorities not only rejected his offer but added his portrait to the pile.
On a small hill to the north of the town stands the fort, a conspicuous pile of red sandstone, said to have been built by Mahommed ben Tughlak of Delhi in the 1 4 th century.
To the north-west, beyond the Tal-i-Bangi, the magnificent outlines of the Mosalla filled a wide space with the glorious curves of dome and gateway and the stately grace of tapering minars, but the impressive beauty of this, by far the finest architectural structure in all Afghanistan, could not be permitted to weigh against the fact that the position occupied by this pile of solid buildings was fatal to the interests of effective defence.
They are covered with short hairs which form a velvet-like pile, so dense that water cannot penetrate.
Within four years there rose upon its site a pile of stately buildings under the title of St Benedict's Abbey and school, a monastic and collegiate institution intended for the higher education of the sons of the Roman Catholic nobility and gentry.
Its head and neck are covered with short thick-set feathers, resembling velvet pile, of a bright straw colour above, and a brilliant emerald green beneath.
On these substructures were the huts composing the settlement; for the peculiarity of these lake dwellings is that they were pile villages, or clusters of huts occupying a common platform.
The Terpen of Holland appear as mounds somewhat similar to those of the terremare, and were also pile structures, on low or marshy lands subject to inundations from the sea.
The mooring chains, weighing 22 lb per ft., are taken from the upstream end of each pontoon to a downstream screw pile mooring and from the downstream end to an upstream screw pile.
At their end is fixed a blade of cast iron from two to eight times the diameter of the shaft of the pile; the pitch of the screw varies from one-half to one-fourth of the external diameter of the blade.
These piles have a flat flange at the bottom, and water is pumped in at the top of the pile, which is weighted to prevent it from rising.
The appropriate symbol was at first indifferently a pile of bricks or two male children, always Cancer.
The most noteworthy modern institutions in Islington are the Agricultural Hall, Liverpool Road, erected in 1862, and used for cattle and horse shows and other exhibitions; Pentonville Prison, Caledonian Road (1842), a vast pile of buildings radiating from a centre, and Holloway Prison.
The palace of the bishops of Durham, which stands at the northeast end of the town, is a spacious and splendid, though irregular pile.
New Kulja, Manchu Kulja, or Ili, which lies lower down the valley on the same side of the stream, has been a pile of ruins since the terrible massacre of all its inhabitants by the insurgent Dungans in 1868.
The finest of the captives was thrown down and fire kindled on his breast by the wooden drill of the priest; then the victim's heart was torn out, and his body flung on the pile kindled with the new flame.
The schools form a fine modern pile (1856), and other buildings are the provost's house (1760), printing house (1760), museum (1857) and the medical school buildings, in three blocks, one of the best schools in the kingdom.
M, Ore bucket receiving ore for stock pile.
Building a composting pile is an easy way to produce a supplement for the soil that can then be used for landscaping.
The body was brought to the pile in an embroidered robe and jars of unguents and honey were placed beside it.
Sheep and oxen were slaughtered at the pile.
There is first the preparation of the pile, which is hung round with helmets, shields and coats of mail.
Then the corpse is brought and laid in the midst; the pile is kindled and the roaring flame rises, mingled with weeping, till all is consumed.
Others are attached throughout their extent, but also grow vertical filaments so as to form a velvety pile.
The old town-hall in the market square is a huge pile, dating originally from the 13th century, but with numerous additions.
In other cases, Leyden jars or condensers take the form of sheets of mica or micanite or ebonite partly coated with tin foil or silver leaf on both sides; or a pile of sheets of alternate tin foil and mica may be built up, the tin foil sheets having lugs projecting out first on one side and then on the other.
Amid great lamentation, the hero's body is laid on the funeral pile and consumed.
The first extends from the date of publication of Gilbert's great treatise in 1600 to the invention by Volta of the voltaic pile and the first production of the electric current in 1799.
Volta's description of his pile was communicated in a letter to Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London, on the 10th of March 1800, and was printed in the Phil.
It was then found that when the end plates of Volta's pile were connected to an electroscope the leaves diverged either with positive or negative electricity.
Volta also gave his pile another form, the couronne des tasses (crown of cups), in which connected strips of copper and zinc were used to bridge between cups of water or dilute acid.
The origin of the electromotive force in the pile has been much discussed, and Volta's discoveries gave rise to one of the historic controversies of science.
Volta maintained that the mere contact of metals was sufficient to produce the electrical difference of the end plates of the pile.
The discovery that chemical action was involved in the process led to the advancement of the chemical theory of the pile and this was strengthened by the growing insight into the principle of the conservation of energy.
William Nicholson (1753-1815) and Sir Anthony Carlisle (1768-1840) in 1800 constructed a pile of silver and zinc plates, and placing the terminal wires in water noticed the evolution from these wires of bubbles of gas, which they proved to be oxygen and hydrogen.
In it Oersted describes the action he considers is taking place around 2 Faraday discussed the chemical theory of the pile and arguments in support of it in the 8th and 16th series of his Experimental Researches on Electricity.
Oersted's important discovery was the fact that when a wire joining the end plates of a voltaic pile is held near a pivoted magnet or compass needle, the latter is deflected and places itself more or less transversely to the wire, the direction depending upon whether the wire is above or below the needle, and on the manner in which the copper or zinc ends of the pile are connected to it.
The 8th series is occupied with a discussion of the theory of the voltaic pile, in which Faraday accumulates evidence to prove that the source of the energy of the pile must be chemical.
Symmetrical Electrometers include the dry pile electrometer and Kelvin's quadrant electrometer.
In the dry pile electrometer a single gold-leaf is hung up between two plates which are connected to the opposite terminals of a dry pile so that a certain constant difference of potential exists between these plates.
Fechner introduced the important improvement of using only one pile, which he removed from the immediate neighbourhood of the suspended leaf.
The needle is charged to a potential of 50 to 200 volts by means of a dry pile or voltaic battery, or from a lighting circuit.
This huge pile used to be taken for the Artemision by early visitors to Ephesus.
A school-fellow who followed him to the university has described in glowing terms evenings in his rooms, "when Aeschylus, and Plato, and Thucydides were pushed aside, with a pile of lexicons and the like, to discuss the pamphlets of the day.
The most noteworthy of these is the pile known as Lynch's Castle.
Government House, which is situated near the Maidan and Eden Gardens, is the residence of the viceroy; it was built by Lord Wellesley in 1799, and is a fine pile situated in grounds covering six acres, and modelled upon Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, one of the Adam buildings.
The uppermost saucers of the pile become detached successively and swim off.
D, First constriction of the Aurelia scyphistoma to form the pile of ephyrae or young medusae.
In some tribes a rude form of printing designs on cloth is practised, and on the Sankuru and Lukenye a special kind of cloth, with a heavy pile resembling velvet, is made by Bakuba and other tribes.
Without, viewed from the open Parliament Square to the north, the beautiful proportions of the building are readily realized, but it is somewhat dwarfed by the absence of a central tower and by the vast adjacent pile of the Houses of Parliament.
It must also be remembered that in such a vast sheet of water as is the nyanza the wind exercises an influence on the level, tending to pile up the water at different parts of the lake.
Other products are maize, cotton, silk and indigo, and the manufactures include carpets without pile, coarse woollens, cottons and silk nettings.
His body was dragged from the bier, while being conveyed to the funeral pile, and treated with the greatest indignity.
Three monuments remain to mark the line of the Spina, around which the chariots whirled; an Egyptian obelisk of Thothmes III., on a pedestal covered with bas-reliefs representing Theodosius I., the empress Galla, and his sons Arcadius and Honorius, presiding at scenes in the Hippodrome; the triple serpent column, which stood originally at Delphi, to commemorate the victory of Plataea 479 B.C.; a lofty pile of masonry, built in the form of an obelisk, and once covered with plates of gilded bronze.
It is noted for its heavy pile carpets, khali, known as "Turkey carpets."
The more deep-seated type of these rocks is seen in the olivine-gabbro mass of Carlingford Mountain; but most of the igneous region became covered with sheets of basaltic lava, which filled up the hollows of the downs, baked the gravels into a layer of red flints, and built up, pile upon pile, the great plateaus of the north.
Immediately to the east of the school of arts rises the grand pile of the supreme tribunal of the German empire, the Reichsgericht, which compares with the Reichstag building in Berlin.
It follows then that if a stream of light be incident at the polarizing angle on a pile of parallel transparent plates of the same nature, each surface in turn will be met by the light at the polarizing angle and will give rise to a reflected portion polarized in the plane of incidence.
The effect is most easily shown by connecting a voltaic cell to a thermopile for a short interval, then quickly (by means of a suitable key, such as a Pohl commutator with the cross connectors removed) disconnecting the pile from the cell and connecting it to a galvanometer, which will indicate a current in the reverse direction through the pile, and approximately proportional to the original current in intensity, provided that the other conditions of the experiment are constant.
The Gygaean lake (where remains of pile dwellings have been found) still abounds with carp.
A pile of rocks surrounded by trees is shown as the grave of Hamlet, and Ophelia's brook is also pointed out, but both are, of course, inventions.
The sum of £50o,000 was voted for the purchase of the manor and the erection of the building, a huge pile built by Sir John Vanbrugh, in a heavy Italo-Corinthian style.
The district produces grain, opium, cotton, wool, limes (their juice, made into green extract, is exported in little earthenware jars), and manufactures gilims (woollen carpets without pile).
The city is dominated by the great golden pile of the Shwe Dagon pagoda, the centre of Burmese religious life.
Hence Pigorini regards the terramara people as an Aryan lake-dwelling people who invaded the north of Italy in two waves from Central Europe (the Danube valley) in the end of the stone age and the beginning of the bronze age, bringing with them the building tradition which led them to erect pile dwellings on dry land.
A small cluster of flames was struggling to stay alive in a pile of logs.
Bordeaux picked up the plates and started scrapping the bones into a pile.
Numbly, she rolled over to a pile of grain sacks they had put up as a barricade.
He gave me a pile of special account data that he said would grease the skids on any requisitions I submitted, no questions asked.
You got yourself in a real pile of shit, didn't you?
The source was cited in the bibliographies and I am anxious to add this information to my pile of reading.
Shredded bark, left in a pile will eventually break down and become great compost.
It's the 1970s - Twiglets, flares and shag pile carpet.
To lean back against cushions covered in knitted cashmere or smooth velvet pile is to indulge in luxury.
Then suddenly the dwarf was jumping up and down stamping on large orange centipedes that were swarming from the pile.
These were poured into a number of temporary steel sheet pile cofferdams that were pumped out and the caissons placed in the dry.
Blood poured out on the floor and his body crumpled into a pile.
Fans were coming up in the break to rapidly deplete the pile.
The steel frame is fixed to the piles using circular concrete pile caps.
She hides my pile ointment behind the mirror on the window sill, and she sprays air freshener and perfume about the place.
Choose only low-fat options and pile your plate up with lots of the salad garnish to pick at.
He quickly threw open his cloak to peer in dismay at the pile of popcorn pooled in his pelvic girdle.
Beside the west end of the nave, a pile of broken 19th century gravestones gave me pause for thought.
I went over to him and looking down, saw a small pile of german hand grenades also two or three German luger pistols.
Pile on top of 2 crispbreads, then arrange three slices of wafer-thin ham on top of each.
Remember, a pile containing less than 16 cubes represents an underweight loaf.
Choose the wrong agent and your problems can pile up faster than junk mail in a vacant apartment's letterbox.
Before planting, skim off grass turfs with a spade and pile upside down in a corner to rot down to form loam.
Moreover, because the pile is fairly loose, particles of dirt can easily be rinsed out.
Simply spread a little marmite over 2 crispbreads, then pile 75g (2¾ oz) low fat cottage cheese on top.
And he shall plow, carry manure, weed the grain, mow the meadow, scatter and pile.
Pile the meringue on top of the custard and return to the oven for a further 15 mins or until the meringue on top of the custard and return to the oven for a further 15 mins or until the meringue is set.
In England on one occasion in a little town where there were iron and ore mines, they would pile up the slag.
Sea Rush near the pile of glacial moraine which guarded the second area of marsh behind.
A pile of Spanish moss lies like a coat of curly hair tossed onto the path.
This is more akin to a moral norm or a code of conduct among a group of pile owners.
Initially microscopic organisms feed on the more succulent ingredients in the pile.
Brian Wilson is the " genius " behind this vastly overrated pile of goo.
Upon the desk was a pile of dusty parchments.
More particularly, it has not been used with a cylindrical penetrometer (as a pile or CPT would be ).
They also help deter pests from food scraps, and neighbors often appreciate not having to look at an ugly, uncovered pile.
All this is a great tottering pile balanced on a ball, a ball that is about to start rolling downhill.
There, resting at the bottom of the case, was a neat pile of CDs.
He has just a week to deliver a huge pile of food to Vincent the bear's cave otherwise Vincent will eat RJ alive.
For example, John Jarrold bought only two unsolicited novels from the slush pile in the last 7 years.
The rift drops over jammed boulders to a mud floored boulder pile sloping downstream to a roaring streamway all of 2 meters long.
Otherwise, we will be thrown out to a worse place than the manure pile.
Gathering small piles of junk together gives one large piles of junk together gives one large pile of junk.
Or digging out scientists to explain that global warming is a pile of alarmist dog pooh.
After each lake there was a short portage over a boulder pile and then launch again.
S/he can't see a thing and trips over PILE 6 and does a pratfall!
The bodies pile up, latex prosthetics abound and it all gets laughably pretentious.
Pile driving devices are normally part of a larger bespoke drilling rig that is utilized.
I think rove will walk, thumbing his nose at the pile of corpses he helped to create.
His wife said nothing just scowled at him and the growing pile of empty sweet packets.
A pile of corn sheaves, twelve together, six on each side with two hood sheaves on the top.
That is not much greener than a pile of toxic sludge.
The shed protects the cutting from winter snowdrifts, which can pile as high as houses.
Lift 2 of the mushrooms onto each slice of bread and pile a small handful of parsley sprigs on top of each.
It quickly transpires that the pile up has happened next to the discovery of a body by the roadside.
These phrases pile up almost to excess, like petals drifting off a cherry tree in spring.
In the late summer twilight, their target resembled only a shifting, jerking pile of black rags.
Just a pile of pure white feathers scattered randomly the only evidence left of his opposition or would-be friend.
The one we most often find in compost or manure pile is the red wriggler (Eisenia foetida ).
He also found his own high school yearbook at the top of the pile.
It is an irregular pile of buildings, in fine and simple early Renaissance style; a small part of the original faÃ§ade of 1028 in black and white marble is preserved.
True, he was the most powerful agent in the destruction of the existing order; but, in reality, he merely put the match to a pile of inflammable materials which had been collecting for centuries (see Reformation).
This led him about 1799 to devise his famous voltaic pile consisting of disks of copper and zinc or other metals with wet cloth placed between the pairs.
These researches gave us the electromagnet, almost as potent an instrument of research and invention as the pile itself (see Electromagnetism).
The great Swedish naturalist was possibly justified in treating the two latter creatures as quasihuman, for they seem to be grotesque exaggerations of such tailed and hairy human beings as really, though rarely, occur, and are apt to be exhibited as monstrosities (see Bastian and Hartmann, Zeitschrift fiir Ethnologie, Index, " Geschwanzte Menschen "; Gould and Pile, Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine, 1897).
Then he poured over them all the kerosene oil that was left in his oil-can, and lighting a match set fire to the pile.
The carbon pile regulator is basically a resistor in series with the generator field coil.
So how do you use scaffolding to shore up a pile of vertically stacked small rounded cobbles?
I think Rove will walk, thumbing his nose at the pile of corpses he helped to create.
At the foot of the face is a rubble pile covering a pipe leading to a cave entrance.
Goujun sat up in the pile of cushions, hair loose around his shoulders, eyes blood-red and cold as star rubies.
Amidst a pile of boxes, we scrabbled to find televisions, computers and the all-important cables to connect everything up.
The store has secant pile walls to the perimeter of the basement, with an insitu reinforced concrete frame to the ground slab.
So just these three covers and a whole pile of self penned beauties from Casal himself.
Is that a shag pile carpet under the rabbit?
Being a scab, I started sifting through the mountains of stuff in the ' throw away ' pile.
No major publisher now takes on authors from their slush pile; authors have to use agents.
Most of the conference was based at Avondale House, a modest stately pile where Charles Stewart Parnell lived, in the Wicklow hills.
Tho I have heard Million Dollar Baby is a pile of sweaty socks.
When this happens the blood supply to the pile is constricted and the blood within it may become clotted (thrombosed pile).
A small pile of tinder shavings is all you need to start a roaring fire.
It 's the biggest pile of tosh ever written.
All it seemed to amount to was a collection of tops, ticked summits, underlined routes and a large pile of trashed gear.
Aging and creep of sands have been measured in triaxial compression and extension to identify the causes of increasing pile shaft capacity with time.
You must have an immense pile of unanswered letters concerning Sydenham.
Showing a pile of uncut diamonds on a table.
Velour Gelcoat Roller Refills Short 4mm pile height 100% wool velour refill.
By the summer of 1800 the news of the voltaic pile was spreading across Europe.
One of the characteristics of a black wheatear nest is that it contains a pile of stones near the entrance.
The one we most often find in compost or manure pile is the red wriggler (Eisenia foetida).
She left her books standing precariously in a haphazard pile.
That guest will need to choose a prize from the pile and open it.
The next guest can either "steal" that gift from the first person or choose a new gift from the pile.
Used cars are now called pre-owned, indicating that used heaps costing several thousand bucks are more than a pile of old and worn parts.
The smaller the loops, the better it will look after daily wear.Cut Pile Berber combines the multi-colored look that's common in Berber with the look of plush carpet (there are no loops).
In addition to traditional scooters powered by internal combustion, the store also offers more modern electric-based scooters for those who are ecologically conscious -- or just want to save a pile on gas.
Often, after new carpet is laid in a house a cat that has not had skin problems before will begin to have them from the chemicals in the pile.
Or set aside a burn pile next to the fireplace for starting the fire on cold winter nights.
Make no mistake about it, however; this courtesy can be an eraft, so an afternoon shopping at four different stores can result in four different overdraft fees.xpensive one if overdrafts start to pile up.
Start a compost pile to dispose of food waste.
Starting a backyard compost pile or bin is a great way to repurpose food scraps and other household waste so that it doesn't end up in the garbage can.
For the homeowner, reducing trash volume while gaining a rich soil supplement are some of the powerful advantages of a compost pile.
A well built compost pile should not smell and will produce usable compost in twelve to sixteen weeks.
Then water can be added to keep the pile moist.
One of the easiest ways to reduce household trash as well as yard waste is to build a compost pile.
Everything of value needs a good foundation, and the compost pile is no exception to that rule.
While simply making a pile of your compost is certainly an option, keeping it contained within some sort of bin, box or fencing material is neater and keeps the wind from spreading it about your property.
A simple enclosure of wire mesh fencing, two to four feet high, will do, or one can use recycled pallets to construct a shallow box to corral that compost pile.
Layering is the key to the most successful composting, beginning with a layer of sticks, boards, or an old pallet to allow air to reach the bottom of your compost pile.
Once you build a compost pile, some care and maintenance will be necessary to ensure that the materials break down efficiently.
Your compost pile will require a bit of moisture to keep the process moving along, but just enough to make it feel damp, not soaking wet.
Your compost should be turned once a week to ensure even decomposition and good air flow and keep the pile from becoming compacted.
Oxygen is vital to the composting process, and keeping the pile loose will speed the composting process.
A well cared for compost pile should never smell, but harried homeowners may find that a compost tumbler is easier to turn over and maintain regularly than the standard compost pile.
Neighbors may also encourage a contained tumbler rather than an open pile in your backyard.
In these cases, the advantages of a compost pile may outweigh a few drawbacks.
While making a compost pile is very straightforward, many people like to use a compost bin.
A compost pile may dry out or pieces of compost may blow around the garden, so a compost bin will be a worthwhile investment.
While it is possible to make compost using a compost pile, many people prefer to use a compost bin.
Making a compost bin or pile is easy to do and many organic items of waste can be recycled this way.
Clean up your yard, give your spring garden a head start, and do something good for the environment by starting your own compost pile.
Also, choose materials that contain nitrogen to balance out your compost pile.
There are other supplements you can add to your compost pile which can be purchased and lawn and garden centers.
Another option is to leave your compost pile on the ground.
It is a good idea to surround the area with a fence to keep animals out, especially if you are adding food products to the pile.
Be sure to turn the leaves in your compost pile regularly to mix the contents, using a rake or pitchfork.
When you are considering starting a compost pile, you should research what types of compost containers are available to choose the one that best suits your needs.
You can also section off an area of your yard, typically around four by four feet, to create a compost pile.
If you are composting food products, you should install a fence to prevent animals from contaminating the pile.
Also, it is much easier to turn compost that is contained than a free-form pile.
Whether you are environmentally conscious or an avid gardener, starting a compost pile can be a rewarding experience.
One of the major factors in choosing a location for your compost pile is convenience.
Another factor to consider is how much sun and shade your compost pile will receive.
Partial shade is ideal, as direct sunlight all day will dry out the pile, which needs some moisture to develop properly.
The easiest method for starting a compost pile is to choose an open area in your yard and start piling materials directly on the ground.
Now that you have decided where to start your compost pile and selected a container, follow these tips to let the composting process begin.
Be sure to keep your compost pile moist.
Add water with a hose, but be sure to stick it into the pile and not just dampen the top.
Turn your pile regularly, around once a week.
This means if you maintain your own compost pile, you can throw this bag right in there with the rest of your compostable matter and it will disintegrate naturally without any detrimental effects to the environment.
Frito-Lay is addressing this with a wide-scale television marketing effort to promote their new compostable bags with real, time-lapsed footage of the bag as it actually breaks down in a compost pile.
If the plates, platters, bowls, cups, or cutlery end up buried under a pile of garbage in a landfill, the technology doesn't work very well.
While a stereo and a pile of CDs used to be dorm room necessities, they've generally been replaced by iPods and other portable music players.
Will you keep your home office neat or will papers and mail pile up on your desk?
These include thick pile rugs or short twisted yarns.
A deep pile shag rug in a lime color against a polished hardwood floor is a great place to start.
A thick Aubusson area rug will anchor your design with a soft plush pile beneath your feet every morning when you awake.
It can do double duty as a place to pile towels, or a spot for someone to sit and chat with someone in the tub.
The silk is often pure and hand-knotted for a luxurious pile.
Silk fibers will give your rug an attractive sheen to the pile as well as make the rug very soft to the touch.
Wool is the most common fiber yarn, but some are made with silk or silk blends that give the rugs a nice sheen to the pile.
You might brush your hand over the rug pile and go by the way it feels.
The first test of quality is whether or not you can dig your fingers deeply into pile.
In fact, you may not be able to even see past the pile to the backing of the rug in a high-quality rug.
A blown yarn means that the twist is purposefully created with air so that it creates a lush full appearance in the rug pile.
You need to decide if you want the tight rustic look of a braided rug or the lushness of a pile rug.
Many homeowners opted for this rug style since it was easy to clean, durable and cheaper than pile rugs.
A pile rug can be made from wool, cotton, polyester, silk, or any number of fiber blends.
A pile area rug will give your room a warm and soft element.
Pile oval rugs have a limitless color palette and pattern selection.
While tempting to go all out with an amazing new look, or to pile on the products for a flawless appearance, try to resist going overboard.
If you're after more drama, pile on the color for a more intense effect!
Shimmer eye shadows are very sheer which means that you can pile on colors like gold, pink and even orange without looking like you put your makeup on in the dark!
If you make a full row, it disappears, but if you don't, the blocks continue to pile up until you reach the top of the screen, ending the game.
Patterned paper is a necessity for any scrapbooker and most crafters end up with quite a large pile of scraps leftover from completed layouts.
These things tend to pile on top of usual responsibilities, like work and social events, and can make it hard to relax.
The tests, papers, and other homework can pile up very quickly if you aren't organized and don't work hard to stay on top of things.
You and your friends can take turns choosing an item from a pile of clothes you've pulled together.
The worst thing you can do is to pile on every trend at the same time!
A variation of this youth group game is to give each team a pile of socks that they have to sort and pair.
That person may sneak a spoon from the pile while continuing to "play" the game.
The ultra thick pile towel is the top of the line and offers a genuine tactile pleasure when you run your hand over it.
You can buy designer towels with patterns sculpted into the pile.
You may want to buy a blue rug that matches the blue in your shower curtain or one that has a same color seashell embossed or woven into the carpet pile.
Though he beat his criminal charges, he hasn't been a stranger to the justice system as lawsuit after lawsuit pile up against him.
Clothes, accessories and hair styles can be dragged from the large pile of options and placed on the doll itself.
Rather than commit these quality items to the rubbish pile, these perfectly good products are sent to the outlet stores to be sold at a discount.
As it piles up it is breaking down, so the pile tends to reach a certain size and stay that way.
First, you will need a compost bin, a container or structure in which to build your compost pile.
Be sure the bin that you make or buy has ventilation holes in the sides, so your pile gets the air it needs to decompose.
To start your pile, put alternate layers of browns (carbon-rich materials) and greens (nitrogen-rich materials) into your compost bin.
If your compost pile is mostly browns, decomposition will be slow.
If your pile is mostly greens, anaerobic decomposition is likely to take place, and a strong, unpleasant smell will result.
Toss your compost every week or so to increase air flow through the pile.
If you find worms or saprophytic fungi -- a network of fine, white threads in a clump of compost - that is a sign that your compost pile is "working" nicely.
It's also important to keep your compost pile moist.
Expert composters often use special thermometers to monitor the temperature at the center of the compost pile.
Home gardeners usually just stick their hands into the pile and see if it feels pleasantly warm.
If the pile is cold, add more green material.
If you shred materials before adding them to the pile, they will break down faster.
Unhealthy material should only be composted if you manage your compost pile with strict controls and can be sure that the compost pile will reach a temperature of at least 120 F and remain at that temperature for two to three weeks.
A "hot" compost pile will kill disease organisms and insect larvae.
If your composting practices are more casual, don't put unhealthy material in the pile.
Put them on your compost pile, and look forward to next year's healthful compost.
For most garden lovers, the thrill of sinking your shovel into a pile of perfect dirt is the ultimate ecstasy.
Use either real or fake ones, pile or arrange them in interesting designs.
Shredded leaves can be used as mulch in flower beds, or they can be added to the compost pile, where they will decompose and can help nourish the flower or vegetable garden later on.
If you don't have a compost pile already, now is the perfect time to start one.
If you don't have a compost pile, they're easy to start and maintain, and the benefits of adding compost to the soil are legendary.
Nearly all plant material can be added to a compost pile, including leaves, grass clippings, carrot and potato peels, and more.
Allow some space between the mulch pile and the plants or trees.
SwiftLock can even be installed over existing ceramic tile, concrete, vinyl, plywood underlayments, or over short pile carpet that is less than 1/4-inch high.
Manufactured in a loop design, Berber is an excellent choice for those who have pets, especially cats, as the pile is very tightly woven and resistant to unraveling.
For example, if you're installing a carpet tile that has a thick pile, use a heavier adhesive.
Anyone who has sifted through a jumbled pile of mismatched earring will tell you that organization is a key part of owning jewelry.
If you've got a pair of skate shoes hidden in that pile of laundry, break them out and scrub the whitewalls.
Avoid any temptation to pile on the jewelry; instead, keep things simple with a single piece.
Blood meal can also be used in your compost pile.
The best way to get the compost you need for your organic gardening efforts is to create your own compost pile.
It's best to start a compost pile over soil rather than on a concrete or paved areas.
If you'd rather not set aside a spot on the ground for a pile of compost, you may want to purchase a compost bin.
While there isn't an exact formula for making compost, it is true that your pile will need a significantly greater proportion of carbon rich substances than those rich in nitrogen.
If there is too much nitrogen in your compost pile, it will almost invariably develop an unpleasant odor.
It's a good idea to break the leaves down by mowing over them or running them through a shredder before placing them in your compost pile.
This will help them decompose more quickly than if you add them to the pile intact.
They are the perfect nitrogen rich addition to your compost pile, assuming you allow them to dry for a day or so before adding them to the heap.
Avoid adding meat, dairy products, and foods with very high fat content to your compost pile.
Before you throw organic matter away, stop and think if you might be able to use it in your organic gardening compost pile.
Once you create and get in the habit of adding to your compost pile, you'll have a free supply of fertilizer in your own back yard.
Although you can start your own compost pile, unless you plan to garden on a larger scale, you may want to just purchase your compost from a good garden supply store or buy some extra that a friendly neighbor is growing.
This aerates the pile, providing valuable oxygen and increasing the efficiency of the process.
If your compost pile smells bad, it may mean that the aerobic bacteria aren't getting enough oxygen and the "bad" bacteria are taking over.
So do the organisms that are working hard in your compost pile.
The compost pile should be moist without being wet.