How to use Piles in a sentence
Hopefully there wouldn't be any little surprise piles of fur and bones.
Disk piles have been used in sand.
On the piles the masonry piers were built.
Most of them rested in piles at the bottom of the lake while some floated in the water.
Instead, she half ran, half leapt through the piles of bodies into the treed area lining two wide walkways.Advertisement
What do you know about those two piles of dump?
There was a desk in the middle of the room with voluminous piles of paper and notebooks.
The most ordinary type of staging consists of timber piles at nearly equal distances of 20 ft.
The walls, which were supported by posts, or by piles of greater length, were formed of wattle-work, coated with clay.
Piles are used as foundations in compressible or loose soil.Advertisement
Megan wandered, looking through piles of sweaters and pants.
Kris turned away and maneuvered through the piles of dead-dead Immortals and demons toward Tamer.
They navigated the jungle as fast as they could, catching themselves against trees as they slid through slippery piles of leaves and over fallen branches. Katie ran until she was breathless. Deidre kept on running, and Katie pushed her body forward.
From archaeological discoveries it would appear that the ancient town was preceded by a prehistoric settlement of the Bronze Age, the dwellings of which rested upon piles - one, indeed, of the so-called terremare, which are especially frequent in the neighbourhood of Parma.
Some writers aver that the piles were charged with gunpowder.Advertisement
The structures in which steel concrete is used may be analysed as consisting essentially of (I) walls, (2) columns, (3) piles, (4) beams, (5) slabs, (6) arches.
Each, as it were, piles up his stone.
That steel concrete can be used for piles is perhaps the most astonishing feature in this invention.
Most of the piles driven in Great Britain have been made on the Hennebique system with four or six longitudinal steel rods tied together by stirrups or loops at frequent intervals.
On the banks of the Danube, a little above the city, are some remains of the piles of a bridge said by a very doubtful tradition to have been built by Darius (c. 500 B.C.).Advertisement
The earthen dikes are protected by stone-slopes and by piles, and at the more dangerous points also by zinkstukken (sinking pieces), artificial structures of brushwood laden with stones, and measuring some 400 yds.
This is afforded, either by means of a so-called sleeping dike (slaperdyk) behind the weak spot, as, for instance, between Kadzand and Breskens in Zeeland-Flanders, and again between 's Gravenzande and Loosduinen; or by means of piers or breakwaters (hoofden, heads) projecting at intervals into the sea and composed of piles, or brushwood and stones.
The winter stock of materials is drawn from the left-hand row of bins, and distributed over immense stock piles by means of the water in the tank EE.
It was formerly sheared to short lengths and formed into piles, which were then rolled out, perhaps to be resheared and rerolled into bars, known as " single shear " or " double shear " steel according to the number of sheaiings.
On the seaward side of the dike are some houses built on piles in the style of lake dwellings.Advertisement
The remains consist of foundations and piles of stones (in spring concealed by gigantic thistles) extending about half a mile along the shore.
Garlic was placed by the ancient Greeks on the piles of stones at cross-roads, as a supper for Hecate (Theophrastus, Characters, AECUISacµovias); and according to Pliny garlic and onions were invocated as deities by the Egyptians at the taking of oaths.
The piles of granite rocks somewhat in the shape of cromlechs which are found scattered about this province, and especially along the western edge of the Hondsrug, have long been named Hunebedden, from a popular superstition that they were "Huns' beds."
The rapidity with which walls, piles and pontoons - stone, wood and iron - become covered with marine plants is well known, while the discovery of some effective means of preventing the fouling of the bottoms of ships by the growth of algae would be hailed as a boon by shipowners.
The piles of old London Bridge were of elm, and after six centuries of immersion were but little decayed.Advertisement
The remains of the stockade round the margin were of vertical piles mortised into horizontal bars, and secured by pegs in the mortised holes.
A crannog in Loch-an-Dhugael, Balinakill, Argyllshire, described by the same explorer in 1893, revealed a substructure similar to that at Lochlee, with a double row of piles enclosing an area 45 to 50 ft.
From their common feature of a substructure of brushwood and logs built up from the bottom, the crannogs have been classed as fascine-dwellings, to distinguish them from the typical piledwellings of the earlier periods in Switzerland, whose platforms are supported by piles driven into the bed of the lake.
The crannog of Cloonfinlough in Connaught had a triple stockade of oak piles, connected by horizontal stretchers and enclosing an area 130 ft., in diameter, laid with trunks of oak trees.
Numerous examples of Volta's original piles at one time existed in Italy, and were collected together for an exhibition held at Como in 1899, but were unfortunately destroyed by a disastrous fire on the 8th of July 1899.Advertisement
Hence the magicoreligious society or individual practitioner piles ceremony on ceremony, name of power on name of power, relic on relic, to consolidate the forces within reach and assume direction thereof.
Its buildings stand on either bank of the river, but many of the inhabitants (who number nearly 50,000) occupy houses either floating on, or built on piles in the river.
Piles of rocks are made on the muddy bottoms of these salt-water lakes, and around these are arranged circles of stakes, to which are often attached bundles of twigs.
At Arcachon they are arranged in piles each layer being transverse to the one below, so that the space formed by the concavity of the tile is kept open.
His first communication to the Royal Society, read in June 1801, related to galvanic combinations formed with single metallic plates and fluids, and showed that an electric cell might be constructed with a single metal and two fluids, provided one of the fluids was capable of oxidizing one surface of the metal; previous piles had consisted of two different metals, or of one plate of metal and the other of charcoal, with an interposed fluid.Advertisement
The town itself occupies several islets, and some of the houses are supported above the water on piles.
The researches of Helbig (Die Italiker in der Po-Ebene, Leipzig, 1879) show that the lower valley of the Po was at an early period occupied by people of the Palaeolithic and Neolithic stages of civilization, who built houses on piles along the swampy borders of the streams. It is possible that even they may have begun by crude dikes the great system by which the waters are now controlled; at least it is certain that these works date their origin from pre-Roman antiquity.
The site of the city being originally a peat bog, the foundations of the houses have to be secured by driving long piles (4-20 yds.) into the firm clay below, the palace on the Dam being supported on nearly 14,000 piles.
Many villages are wholly built of timber and thatch, especially amongst the Carpathians, the floors being frequently raised on piles, several feet above the ground.
Only four of the eighteen piles are left; on one of them stands the chapel of Saint-Benezet, a small Romanesque building.Advertisement
It was also called Venezuela (little Venice) because of an Indian village on the gulf coast built on piles over the shallow water; this name was afterwards bestowed upon the province of which Coro was the capital.
Under water the wood is very durable, and it is therefore used for piles.
Two quarters of the town, Svenska Mad and Tyska Mad, recall the time when the site was a marsh (mad), and buildings were constructed on piles.
The trunks make good piles for wharves, &c., as the wood resists the attacks of borers; the leaves are used for thatching.
In the wandering life of the mountain Lapp his autumn residence, on the borders of the forest district, may be considered as the central point; it is there that he erects his njalla, a small wooden storehouse raised high above the ground by one or more piles.Advertisement
The houses are often raised on piles, above the level of the floods which occur so frequently near the Save and Drina.
Temples (so called) are found in the north and west, built like the houses, but larger, the piles being carved into figures, and the roof-beams and other prominent points decorated with representations of crocodiles or lizards, coarse human figures, and other grotesque ornamentation; but their use is not clear.
Nearly all Papuan houses are built in Malay fashion on piles, and this not only on the coast but on the hillsides.
On the north coast the houses are not built on piles; the walls, of bamboo or palm branches, are very low, and the projecting roof nearly reaches the ground; a barrier at the entrance keeps out pigs and dogs.
The dwelling-houses are built over the river on slender piles obtained from the Nibong.
The boghead of Scotland, Autun and New South Wales is regarded by Renault and Bertrand as mainly composed of gelatinous Algae (Piles and Reinschia), having a hollow, saccate thallus formed of a single layer of cells.
The terramara, in spite of local differences, is of typical form; it is a settlement, trapezoidal in form, built upon piles on dry land protected by an earthwork strengthened on the inside by buttresses, and encircled by a wide moat supplied with running water.
Traces of burning which have been found render it probable that, when the refuse thrown down among the piles had filled the space, the settlement was burned and a new one built upon the remains.
But visions of gigantic piles of BB sized oats continued to plague his brain as he donned his coat and gloves to clear the steps and walk-ways of the overnight snow.
The piles are constructed by boring to the full depth, using a long auger in one continuous downward movement.
The picture below shows the continuous flight augur piles being constructed.
The building is essentially an open shed, with piles of grass and stacked hay bales among equipment.
McGlashan just loved to watch the smoke billow from the piles of flaming furniture on the front grass of some hard case or other.
Piles of rubbish and general detritus is still to be seen on the council unit in the market.
You now have 3 piles, roughly equal thirds.
The steel frame is fixed to the piles using circular concrete pile caps.
Each of the separate piles should have a certain hieroglyphic, ' cause there are bunches of different kinds of cards.
Collection was restricted by transport difficulties and letters in The Times tell of piles of rotting horse chestnuts at railroad stations.
Referring to the butyl rubber liner she commented that WRG would rather work in rubber than with piles any day!
January 2006 - Various groundworks, concrete piles and round slabs, drainage manholes across site and concrete retaining wall started.
The marina pontoon moorings showing the special piles that allow for a 20ft rise in water level.
A piling company is to install bored piles in clay.
Reports do suggest that there are fewer outgrade piles around this season.
If you put small log and rubble piles near a pond that will provide hibernation habitat for amphibians.
Gathering small piles of junk together gives one large piles of junk together gives one large pile of junk.
Anyone who tours Greater Manchester will see the piles of rubble, to which my hon.
There was no immediate follow-up to this work, and rangers on this community forest park were slow to clear the piles of docks.
In the end we discovered that we could actually drive the piles into the rock, which is what we're doing now.
Avoid leaving any piles of cut material which can be ' torched ' .
Obviously using the endless piles of dosh collected from the photocopier, they proceeded to rebuild around the exam halls that were being used.
I could choose any from the huge piles of letters in front of me.
I browsed through a few piles (yes, I have several going right now) and pulled all the Tobin information.
In less than twenty minutes she is gliding alongside the wooden piles of the pier.
This picture shows the large piles of weed that build up in the gullies during the summer.
These are the small piles of worm shaped earth you can find on your lawn in winter.
It is plain to see that the nearer one gets to the Officers Mess, the more often the little piles of glass appear.
In the center of the picture, the sheet piles that formed the line of the original wash wall will shortly be removed.
Bred to follow vermin into the rock piles, they are very athletic dogs.
In fact the walls were built on elm piles 12 to 15 feet deep, overlaid with oak planks in rows of four.
Old records and plans show the house is build on piles, assumed to be timber, with a timber crown tree planking.
Two round piles for the floating mooring pontoon below lock 8 can be seen in the distance.
Official concern has been raised about large piles of crushed rubble on the site of the former Turner Brothers asbestos factory.
Take cold sitz baths which can help severely prolapsed piles.
Ben Nevis has piles of new unconsolidated snow from the foot of Tower Ridge upwards in all locations.
The temporary hydraulic jacks which had been used to keep the piles rigid were replaced by steel stanchions.
I entered the storeroom and reached over piles of miscellaneous books to extract the first file, labeled 1880 - 1882.
In addition piles were driven for a temporary working platform to support a tower crane for Dean & Dyball to build the superstructure.
Since many of the kings are supposition based solely on the bible, it piles supposition based solely on the bible, it piles supposition on top of supposition.
Occasionally we saw wide swathes of crushed forest where elephants had passed through, leaving giant piles of dung.
The largest number of substantial oak timbers at Oakbank was considered to be 40 piles representing a gangway leading to the shore.
Piles of boulders were separated by sections of wading, waist deep in places.
The December wind made the black smoke wisp up from the burial piles.
Piles of elm, oak, white poplar or larch were driven into this clay to the depth of 16 to 20 ft.
The latter faÃ§ade was completely reconstructed upon 2200 piles driven to great depths, with the result that the general harmony of the monument - the effect of time and of atmospheric conditions - was completely lost.
Three crannogs in Dowalton Loch, Wigtownshire, examined by Lord Lovaine in 1863, were found to be constructed of layers of fern and birch and hazel branches, mixed with boulders and penetrated by oak piles, while above all there was a surface layer of stones and soil.
Rostov took the money and, mechanically arranging the old and new coins in separate piles, began counting them.
Looking down over the rails Prince Nesvitski saw the rapid, noisy little waves of the Enns, which rippling and eddying round the piles of the bridge chased each other along.
The trench itself was the room, in which the lucky ones, such as the squadron commander, had a board, lying on piles at the end opposite the entrance, to serve as a table.
Halfway lay some snow-covered piles of firewood and across and along them a network of shadows from the bare old lime trees fell on the snow and on the path.
It was a different shop altogether, brighter, full of remaindered books rather than the musty old piles of second-hand stock I remembered.
A secant wall is a wall constructed of concrete piles.
Nothing irritates trust administrators more than sifting through piles of irrelevant applications !
It was the norm to see fields with these little weed piles smoldering away.
Since many of the kings are supposition based solely on the bible, it piles supposition on top of supposition.
There 's my study that is stacked high with teetering piles of children 's books.
The roof now leaks; piles of rubbish left by tipsy teenagers sit in pools of water.
They will spread their loads via a waling beam running along the top of the piles.
Some hospitals will bag soiled linens so you can take them home and wash them; however, sometimes your personal baby items still get caught in the huge piles of hospital laundry.
Most lawn tractors cut the grass down fine enough that as it piles to the right of the tractor it won't clump.
Divvy up the list of errors into three separate piles and write up formal disputes for everything that is the slightest inaccurate.
As we go through our bins sorting rubbish into recycling piles, many people wonder what the benefits of recycling actually are.
This method uses three distinct piles to manage compost in differing states of decay.
For anyone who has seen the Oscar-winning 2008 film WALL-E, the visual of the piles and piles of garbage overwhelming the land is not actually so far from a reality.
Do you have piles of books, magazines or files sitting on the floor?
Piles can be short or long for different visual appeal.
You want to add personality to the room, but with too many you run the risk of turning into that weird bag lady with piles of stuff.
So instead of actually looking at all the piles of stuff, we're going to imagine them.
Move piles of laundry, to-do lists, and other reminders of your daily obligations to a different location to help keep the focus on scrapbooking.
In this case, consider organizing your pictures according to themes, and then try to match your favorite layout page ideas from the Internet with your piles of pictures.
Take shots of your child sitting on the suitcase to help you zip it or your bed covered with piles of items you plan to pack.
Many towels with ultra thick piles are made from Egyptian cotton.
Chenille fabric gets it softness and characteristic look from the edges of these piles, which stand at right angles from the yarn's core.
A good quality retro bath towel is thick and features long, densely packed loops or piles designed to efficiently absorb water.
There were two large piles and one had another bunch of grass in it.
Place your dough on a well-floured cutting board and divide into eight small piles.
Shape your eight piles into eight little log shapes or rectangular bricks and poke them with a fork.
As it piles up it is breaking down, so the pile tends to reach a certain size and stay that way.
Most compost piles will turn to finished compost in three to six months.
If you do not remove leaves, or you leave them in piles on the grass, the grass will suffer by discoloring or worse.
Instruments are stacked to the ceiling, and piles of amplifiers create narrow walkways visitors wind their way through.
For this reason, many people use leaves to get their compost piles started.
Also remember that little children love playing in piles of leaves which often accumulate on corners or along the sides of the roads.
Mario Kart DS piles everything classic from the Mario Kart series into one postage-sized DS game.
The piles of sludge are usually a good indication as to where they'll be!
Don't leave games laying around in piles.
At flea markets and antique malls you generally find dealers with cards neatly lined up in trays or in piles on tables.
Piles of work papers, books, electronic equipment and other clutter can be detrimental to the quality of your sleep.
Likewise, bookshelves and piles of books are distractions and belong elsewhere.
There are several styles that involve piles of curls at the top of the head.
Make two piles and have the kids combine them to practice beginning addition skills.
Buying a new home as an investment is much more complicated than simply making the purchase and watching the piles of money come your way.
After all, doesn't everyone have piles of paper sitting around?
Elaine stock piles the Sponge and coins the phrase "Spongeworthy" as she sets up standards of what makes a male sexually worthy to use one of the Sponges with.
She is lying on a slick shore near piles of seaweed.
When stacking your piles of sand, don't pound or push.
Sometimes you must create piles of cards in ascending or descending order or clear a stack of cards with different techniques.
Any draw piles are typically randomized, giving the player an infinite number of ways to play.
From left to right, seven piles of cards are dealt.
The first card is turned up, then sequentially in separate piles, cards are turned face town in columns of one through six.
The goal is to create four piles of foundations that go in ascending order starting with the Ace.
To do that you shift and maneuver cards on the piles in descending order of the opposite color that precedes it.
In any of the ways after you have placed the final up card on the piles or foundations you can continue to try to place each card that follows the up card.
If there are no moves left, then you allow yourself one "cheat", which lets you pick one card from the deck to place on the piles.
In solitaire, you start with seven different piles that you can play on.
If there are any aces, place them above the row of piles to create finish piles.
You will eventually have four finish piles; one for each suit.
Once you've pulled the aces off, flip over any facedown cards that are now exposed.Now take a look at the remaining faceup cards, excluding the ones in the finish piles.
If you have any twos, you can play them on the aces in the finish piles if they are the same suit.
If not, try to build tableaux, which basically means moving the faceup cards in the lower piles around.
You can never have more than seven piles in the tableaux.
The goal of the game is to get all of the cards faceup and moved to the finish piles.
Depending on the order of the cards in your hand and in the piles, your solitaire game may or may not be winnable.
The most common version of solitaire is Klondike, a standard 52-card game in which a player begins with seven piles of cards and attempts to transfer all the cards on the table and left over in order to just four stacks, one of each suit.
Your goal is to build four anchor piles above the tableau, in ascending order, starting with the Aces.
Cards from the deck can be placed on the anchor piles, or on top of the face-up cards in the tableau.
Move tableau cards to the anchor piles whenever possible.
The base piles are started with the four Aces, with 16 tableau piles of three cards each.
Using the top cards in each of the 16 piles, you must build up the base piles in each suit, completing the piles with Kings on top.
You can also build down on the tableau piles, but all of these must eventually transfer to the base piles in order to win the game.
To shift cards around between the tableau piles, you are able to play cards to other columns in ascending or descending order, regardless of suit or color.
Using the turned-up cards, build on the piles in descending order, alternating colors.
The goal of the game is to make piles of cards in descending order from King through Ace.
Next, sort the wax into piles of like colors.
If you'd like to further break up the piles, you can sort them by shade as well.
You could also sort the piles into themes, such as red and green shades for Christmas candle projects.
The professional, polished look of these beauties will have you rethinking those piles of lacy or colorful envelopes and a weekend recovering from writer's cramp.
Tackle your yard work and entertain your kids at once; rake up several piles all over the yard, and let your children have a ball.
For example, if you have five blocks, write the number five on an index card and put it next to the piles of blocks.
Take paperclips, blocks, or cotton balls and create two piles.
In addition, many libraries often have piles of unwanted publications that may contain valuable coupons.
Ask everyone to bring their unwanted clothing items, then let people pick what they need from the piles.
That's great news for some, but others simply don't want to wade through piles of boots to find one pair.
She could work at a traditional storefront shop with a computer, desk, and piles of brochures or she could be a "virtual agent," whom you talk to via the Internet.
The child is content arranging the toys in perfect lines or sorting them into piles depending on colors for hours.
The letter should be easy-to-read, and uncomplicated so a busy person going through piles of resumes will be able to glean the information they need as well as the information you want them to absorb.
Cleaning and organizing can be overwhelming for people, particularly as clutter piles up and hours run long at work.
At the end of the day you look around and see piles of projects all over.
Survey the piles of items and decide on the best storage options for each.
You can have each member of your family track their expenses so that at the end of the year, you’re not sorting through piles of receipts.
Organize all your supplies into piles or sections by craft.
Now that you have piles, you can see which crafts you have large numbers of supplies for and which ones will take up less room to store.
Look at your piles and think about how it would be best to store those items.
Stack the fabric shapes in piles according to how they will be used in the quilt.
The best way to store fat quarters is to lay the pieces of fabric on top of each other in coordinating piles.
Most moms have piles of special photos, outgrown baby socks, and old art projects.
Harry & David gift baskets range from simple and sweet to piles of gourmet goodness.
At a children's party, they help all the children feel as if they got something -- rather than just getting to watch someone else open piles of presents.
Other decoration options for sleepovers include making piles of unique throw pillows, adding twinkle light strands for a safe but fun lighting alternative, and using tents for a comfortable sleeping venue.
If you have a large yard or park nearby, guests can rake up the leaves and have fun jumping in the piles.
Snooki sports a hairstyle where she piles a tall bulk of hair on her head, similarly to the beehives that were popular many decades ago.
Chris can't sleep on her bed or find much of her furniture because it is buried in piles of belongings.
Check file folders, emails and receipt piles to locate your records.
The simplest way to divide these documents is to place them into separate piles.
They moved slowly to the bank on which she stood, bumped into the dirt wall and floated to nestle into piles at the bottom.
Piles of gear were stacked about while partners called out to those below, fed line and encouragement, while others watched, a number with anxious looks on their reddened faces as they looked downward.
He finished and laid out his clothing and weapons in neat piles for the next day then stood at the bed.
The sun peered over the ocean to the north while blooming apple trees sprinkled their flowers into piles in a cool sea breeze.
The heads of the piles were from 10 to 11 in.
In some cases, however, as for example in the ducal palace itself, if the clay appeared sufficiently firm, the piles were dispensed with and the foundations went up directly from the oak platform which rested immediately on the clay.
The latter façade was completely reconstructed upon 2200 piles driven to great depths, with the result that the general harmony of the monument - the effect of time and of atmospheric conditions - was completely lost.
Inland the Malays live by M o e, o preference on the banks of rivers, building houses on piles some feet from the ground, and planting groves of coco-nut, betel-nut, sugar-palm and fruit-trees around their dwellings.
Many of them live on the borders of the Mekong and the great lake, in huts built upon piles or floating rafts.
To the south of the esplanade is a pier of stone on wooden piles, and the Alexandra and other public gardens are attractive.
The houses are remarkable as being built on piles sunk in the solid rock and having two rooms, the one surrounding the other.
A scaffold, connected by a wooden bridge with the magistrates' rostrum, had been erected on the spot where the piles of the m.
No one was able to guess, even in the vaguest way, the exact interpretation of these odd characters; but, on the other hand, no one could doubt that they constituted a system of writing, and that the piles of inscribed tablets were veritable books.
Until modern times the city was built largely on floating pontoons or on piles at the edges of the innumerable canals and water-courses which formed the thoroughfares, but to meet the requirements of modern life, well-planned roads and streets have been constructed in all directions, crossing the old canals at many points and lined with well-built houses, for the most part of brick, in which the greater part of the erstwhile riparian population now resides.
Remains of the piles of the mole still exist, and are popularly known as Caligula's Bridge, from the mistaken idea that they belong to the temporary structure which that emperor flung across the bay from the mole at Puteoli to the shore at Baiae.
The island is visited periodically by a few Samoyedes; they formerly considered it sacred, and some of their sacrificial piles, consisting of drift-wood, deer's horns and the skulls of bears and deer, have been observed by travellers.
In spite of their conversion to Christianity, the Samoyedes still regard these piles with superstition.
The villages of the Guajiros in the Gulf of Maracaibo are described by Goering as composed of houses with low sloping roofs perched on lofty piles and connected with each other by bridges of planks.
Dumont d'Urville describes four such villages in the Bay of Dorei, containing from eight to fifteen blocks or clusters of houses, each block separately built on piles, and consisting of a row of distinct dwellings.
Cameron describes three villages thus built on piles in Lake Mohrya, or Moria, in Central Africa, the motive here being to prevent surprise by bands of slave-catchers.
Herodotus, writing also in the 5th century B.C., describes the people of Lake Prasias as living in houses constructed on platforms supported on piles in the middle of the lake, which are approached from the land by a single narrow bridge.
Abulfeda the geographer, writing in the r3th century, notices the fact that part of the Apamaean Lake was inhabited by Christian fishermen who lived on the lake in wooden huts built on piles, and Sir John Lubbock (Lord Avebury) mentions that the Rumelian fishermen on Lake Prasias "still inhabit wooden cottages built over the water, as in the time of Herodotus."
Similar researches have also established the fact that in prehistoric times nearly all the lakes of Switzerland, and many in the adjoining countries - in Savoy and the north of Italy, in Austria and Hungary and in Mecklenburg and Pomerania - were peopled, so to speak, by lake-dwelling communities, living in villages constructed on platforms supported by piles at varying distances from the shores.
The substructure which supported the platforms on which the dwellings were placed was most frequently of piles driven into the bottom of the lake.
On their level tops the beams supporting the platforms were laid and fastened by wooden pins, or inserted in mortices cut in the heads of the piles.
In some cases the whole construction was further steadied and strengthened by cross beams, notched into the piles below the supports of the platform.
The platform itself was usually composed of rough layers of unbarked stems, but occasionally it was formed of boards split from larger stems. When the mud was too soft to afford foothold for the piles they were mortised into a framework of tree trunks placed horizontally on the bottom of the lake.
On the other hand, when the bottom was rocky so that the piles could not be driven, they were steadied at their bases by being enveloped in a mound of loose stones, in the manner in which the foundations of piers and breakwaters are now constructed.
The site covers nearly 3 acres, and is estimated to have contained 1 00,000 piles.
The second is represented above the bottom by a series of piles with burnt heads, and in the bottom by a layer of charcoal mixed with corn, apples, cloth, bones, pottery and implements of stone and bone, separated from the first layer of charcoal by 3 ft.
The piles of the third settlement do not reach down to the shell marl, but are fixed in the layers representing the first and second settlements.
Both of these are settlements of wooden huts erected on piles, not over the water, but on flat land subject to inundations.
The heads of the piles are sawn off, and a platform of timber or concrete rests on them.
Cast iron and concrete reinforced piles are now used.
Screw piles are cast iron piles which are screwed FIG.
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.
Sand is thus blown or pumped from below the piles, which are thus easily lowered in ground which baffles all attempts to drive in piles by blows.
In ground which is of the nature of quicksand, piles will often slowly rise to their original position after each blow.
Formerly when bridge piers had to be placed where a firm bearing stratum could only be reached at a considerable depth, a timber cofferdam was used in which piles were driven down to the firm stratum.
When the headway is great or the river deep, timberbraced piers or clusters of piles at distances of 50 ft.
Large piles of building were erected, with strong outside walls, capable of resisting the assaults of an enemy, within which all the neces sary edifices were ranged round one or more open courts, usually surrounded with cloisters.
It answers well for fence-posts and river piles; many of the foundations of Venice rest upon larch, the lasting qualities of which were well known and appreciated, not only in medieval times, but in the days of Vitruvius and Pliny.
Piles made of steel concrete are driven into the ground with blows that would shatter the best of timber.
If it is used in piles or structures where it is likely to be bruised the proportion of cement should be increased.
Scoop piles of wet sand into the area in which you'll be working.
Jarrah timber is nearly impervious to the attacks of the teredo, and there is good evidence to show that, exposed to wear and weather, or placed under the soil, or used as submarine piles, the wood remained intact after nearly fifty years' trial.
The streets as originally laid out were wide and spacious, but being unpaved and undrained they were no better than mud tracks diversified by piles of garbage and foul-smelling stagnant pools.
When piles were used they were the rough stems of trees of a length proportioned to the depth of the water, sharpened sometimes by fire and at other times chopped to a point by hatchets.