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Pier

A man made structure extending from the shore against which vessels may lie to load or unload cargo.
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In the beginning of Piers the Ploughman Langland tells us how
Two hundred years later, when The Vision of Piers the Ploughman was first printed, the printer in his preface explained alliterative verse very well.
Crowley is his preface to Piers Ploughman, printed in 1550.
Then, turning over again, she shot past under the pier.
This fellow fell off the pier, and a girl brought him in.
Suppose you fell off a pier, and a girl took a great deal of trouble to get you to the shore, would you say, "Much obliged, but you needn't have been so officious.
Weren't you a little shaky by Southend Pier one day, and wanted to be thrown overboard?
Take between where I'm going to build my pier and the old pier.
They'll be done by the time the pier is ready for them.
A skiff, however, lay beside the pier, with some seamen sleeping on the thwarts; this, as Ransome told me, was the brig's boat waiting for the captain; and about half a mile off, and all alone in the anchorage, he showed me the Covenant herself.
Her ladyship had been exceedingly ill in her carriage, and was greatly exhausted and scarcely fit to walk up the plank from the ship to the pier.
SALTBURN'S Victorian pier has always been a popular tourist attraction since opening more than 100 years ago.