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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.
Piers himself became and continued an ideal for men who longed for a less selfish and brutal world, and a century and a half later the poem was still cherished by the Protestants for its exposure of the vices of the Church.
Between the two piers there is a narrow opening into the harbour, which then suddenly widens.
The band on the pier is playing a harsh waltz in good time, and further along the quay there is a Salvation Army meeting in a back street.
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.
George's mind, as he paced the pier, was divided between the beauties of Nature and the forthcoming crisis in his affairs in the ratio of one-eighth to the former and seven-eighths to the latter.
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.