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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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But if Langland did not rise high in the Church, he made himself famous in another way, for he wrote Piers the Ploughman.
There are several versions of Piers, and it is thought by some that Langland himself wrote and re-wrote his poem, trying always to make it better.
In its own age the influence of 'Piers the Plowman' was very great.
'Piers the Plowman' is the earliest in the great succession of the modern English versions of the Bible, the one connected with the name of John Wiclif, himself the first important English precursor of the Reformation.
Between the two piers there is a narrow opening into the harbour, which then suddenly widens.
Two very mild cheers went up from the dripping crowd on the pier; we answered them gently from the slippery decks; the flag made an effort to wave, and failed; the "battery of guns" spake not--the ammunition was out.
Take between where I'm going to build my pier and the old pier.
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.
It was pleasant on the pier. Once you had passed the initial zareba of fruit stands, souvenir stands, ice-cream stands, and the lair of the enthusiast whose aim in life it was to sell you picture post-cards, and had won through to the long walk where the seats were, you were practically alone with Nature.
"The matter is," replied D'Artagnan, "that I can see upon this pier neither inspector nor sentinel nor exciseman."
It was just off Southend Pier, I recollect, and he was leaning out through one of the port-holes in a very dangerous position.
This is a town of about three thousand inhabitants, with an excellent harbor and a big pier along which vessels can tie up and discharge their cargoes directly into waiting cars.