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pie

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a chicken sandwich/salad/pie etc
▪ I'll make a chicken pie with the leftovers.
as easy as pie/ABC/falling off a log (=very easy)
cow pie
custard pie
mince pie
mud pie
pie chart
pork pie
pot pie
shepherd's pie
sweetie pie
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
hot
▪ Firelight reflecting, Red wax candles, Treble voiced choirboys, Spicy hot pies.
humble
▪ Come and take potluck eat humble pie whatever.
▪ The Midlanders have been eating humble pie this season, though they deserve better fare.
▪ Eat humble pie and get used to it mate.
▪ It was a bad defeat for an opponent who had already eaten humble pie after an outspoken attack on Wimbledon last year.
▪ The critics of Spinning were swallowing large slices of humble pie after the reformed gelding completed a fabulous Goodwood double yesterday.
▪ And along with their stirrup cups, they were all eating humble pie.
lemon
▪ That an occasional slice of lemon pie or order of bacon does no harm?
▪ All right, then, fish stew and lemon pie it is!
▪ They made a lemon meringue pie from the recipe on the back of a box of vanilla wafers.
▪ She is crushed between them and can hardly handle her fork and finish her lemon meringue pie.
nice
▪ The girl she spoke to was as nice as pie.
■ NOUN
apple
▪ That sounds like motherhood and apple pie until we examine what full employment really means.
▪ But if you want a great apple pie, use a variety of apples.
▪ By the time she had consumed apple pie and ice-cream she felt almost restored.
▪ I liked his new girlfriend.-#Apple pie was invented in Irondale.
▪ Superb apple pie with sultanas and cloves, interspersed with crusty bread sandwiches of every description.
▪ Once, just after Inez served apple pie a la mode, Alfred snorted suddenly, loudly.
▪ They were just finishing the apple pie when the phone rang.
▪ For dinner, Aunt Mary made pot roast, steamed asparagus, wild rice, and, for dessert, apple pie.
chart
▪ There are limitations to the use of pie charts.
▪ Each numbered space in this pie chart refers to a question on the Experiment Sheet.
▪ However, these criticisms are outweighed by the visual impact which pie charts have.
▪ A pie chart can help the retailer or business-person see at a glance exactly where the money goes.
▪ Typically these will include bar charts, pie charts and line graphs although numerous other types can be prepared.
chicken
▪ Rhoda and my father lived on sausages and mash, and little crisp frozen chicken pies.
▪ Oh, and Marge will bake you a chicken pie.
▪ Nina's made us a chicken pie and some baked potatoes to go with it.
cottage
▪ The menu that night was cottage pie and chips, a combination which has remained engraved on my memory.
▪ When the reality is that a cottage pie housing a six-year-old ingredient could probably qualify as a listed dwelling.
▪ A short specials board offered herrings in dill or madeira sauce, much enjoyed, cottage pie and beef curry.
crust
▪ Back in the cabin I mix the berries with sugar and lemon peel, then roll out the pie crusts.
▪ Call it fear of pie crust.
▪ She brags about success with pie crust.
▪ Makes one 9-inch pie crust.&038;.
▪ Pizza means pie and a pie crust should crackle.
▪ Cake or pastry flour is good for both cakes and pie crusts but will not hold the dome of loaf bread.
▪ Spoon ice-cream mixture into ready-made pie crust.
custard
▪ He is the perfect recipient of the custard pie.
▪ I am looking for a diet custard pie recipe made with farina.
kidney
▪ There was a manic air to the way he ate his steak and kidney pie.
▪ Nobody could do very much to a steak and kidney pie, she thought.
▪ Often I could only afford a small steak and kidney pie and I'd give it to him, or a chop.
▪ She put down her newspaper as Sandra brought over the steak and kidney pie.
▪ Well it's like steak and kidney pie.
meat
▪ O'Lone had memories of meat pies and new potatoes, followed by sponge pudding.
▪ I can still see her, tucking those little meat pies inside her leather jacket.
▪ Fresh hose a clean shirt, a cup of claret, a meat pie and a manchet loaf!
▪ Then he ate meat pie and drank tea and could not recall a meal that tasted better.
▪ Leave some of the pastry crust when having meat pies. 4.
▪ Melton Mowbray - those delicious meat pies.
▪ Avoid quiches, pasties and meat pies, but don't be shy of the ubiquitous baked potato.
▪ She's sure to have got out the best china and baked a meat pie or something.
meringue
▪ They made a lemon meringue pie from the recipe on the back of a box of vanilla wafers.
▪ She is crushed between them and can hardly handle her fork and finish her lemon meringue pie.
mince
▪ Those looking for value for money could find the answer in Waitrose's deep-filled short pastry mince pies.
▪ Our expert tested the standard mince pies sold by each store, rather than the luxury versions.
▪ A spokeswoman from Asda suggested a thin slice of creamy Wensleydale cheese to turn mince pies into a gourmet treat.
▪ She took out her warmed mince pies and put them on a tray.
▪ We might get a mince pie.
▪ There will be toys, food baskets, mince pies and soup kitchens.
▪ But what about the uneaten mince pies?
▪ You should taste her mince pies!
plate
▪ Cut off a narrow strip around the edge and use to line the dampened rim of the pie plate.
▪ Spray two 9-inch glass pie plates with cooking spray.
▪ Transfer to a pie plate, gently fit dough into plate and chill again.
▪ Pour into lightly buttered quiche pan or 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
▪ To assemble: Place 2 tablespoons of the Alfredo sauce mixture on the bottom of the pie plate.
pork
▪ But if you learn how to recognise the pork pies, you won't have to swallow them.
▪ All those goodies from pork pies to chocolate biscuits had to be atoned.
▪ Lay on a pork pie buffet.
▪ Now the furious businessman is to take his pork pies elsewhere after being chided for over-familiarity.
▪ The result in each case had been the conversion of my patient into pork pies and a drastic plummeting of my self-esteem.
▪ Then I thought of the knight of the pork pies and reflected that it might after all.
pumpkin
▪ Sure it adds fat, but no one ever accused a pumpkin pie of being diet food.
▪ Both dishes come with a choice of two sides. Pumpkin pie fans will enjoy the butternut squash puree touched with cinnamon.
▪ As for the usual pumpkin pie spices, she uses them sparingly.
▪ Eventually, we patched things up with some pumpkin pie.
▪ This bastion of meat and potatoes and pumpkin pie is under assault.
▪ What about these two pumpkin pies?
▪ Vivid memories of her childhood holidays go on and on about birthday cakes, pumpkin pies, fruitcakes, and homemade candy.
shell
▪ Turn your mixture into the pie shell.
▪ When softened, spread the potatoes evenly over bottom and sides of the pans as for pie shells.
▪ Pour into 9-or 10-inch pre-baked, crimped pie shell.
▪ Margaret mixes dough and rolls out the pie shell.
▪ Place the cheese on the bottom of the pie shells.
▪ Spread it into cooled baked pie shell.
▪ Pile mixture into pie shell and garnish with reserved strawberries.
▪ Pour into two pie shells and bake for 15 minutes.
steak
▪ Hot and cold meals, with steak pie and haggis specialities.
▪ Is this a slug in my steak pie?
▪ Specialities range from hot curries to lasagne and steak pie.
▪ More absurd was the sight of Johnny Marr in a Sale chip shop buying, wait for it, a steak pie.
▪ She put out steak pie and peas.
▪ A bag full of cocaine is one thing but a steak pie?
■ VERB
bake
▪ She's sure to have got out the best china and baked a meat pie or something.
▪ Spread it into cooled baked pie shell.
▪ The urge to bake another pie began to take hold in the village towards the end of 1985.
▪ Oh, and Marge will bake you a chicken pie.
▪ Louise had baked a pie for him and was bringing a new pair of sheets from the airing cupboard.
▪ Revising for word use baking the pie. 5.
eat
▪ Come and take potluck eat humble pie whatever.
▪ It is estimated that three-quarters of the region's population eat pies regularly both at home and outside. 3.
▪ Then he ate meat pie and drank tea and could not recall a meal that tasted better.
▪ The Midlanders have been eating humble pie this season, though they deserve better fare.
▪ Cut down on fat. Eat pies, cakes and puddings.
make
▪ Mrs Garth, who was a teacher, now instructs students in her kitchen while she washes and makes pies.
▪ I've made a rabbit pie.
▪ He came to establish a theory for cooking eggs in their shells, for making creams and pies.
▪ Mum made mulberry pies the first year we were there.
▪ A: When making pie doughs, the butter should be well chilled.
▪ Nina's made us a chicken pie and some baked potatoes to go with it.
▪ I lack about 125 of making fourteen thousand pies.
serve
▪ He did, and took us to a restaurant that served shepherd's pie.
▪ Once, just after Inez served apple pie a la mode, Alfred snorted suddenly, loudly.
▪ Essentially, in disseminating their documents, these people are serving a raw pie.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be (as) nice as pie
▪ The girl she spoke to was as nice as pie.
be as American as apple pie
▪ The 9000 model cellular phone is made in Finland, but the technology inside is as American as apple pie.
eat humble pie
▪ Martinez had to eat crow when he bragged that the Red Sox would win the division and they came in last.
▪ Taylor's victory in the semi-final has forced many of her critics to eat humble pie.
▪ Come and take potluck eat humble pie whatever.
▪ The Midlanders have been eating humble pie this season, though they deserve better fare.
eat humble pie
▪ Come and take potluck eat humble pie whatever.
▪ The Midlanders have been eating humble pie this season, though they deserve better fare.
have a finger in every pie/ in many pies
sth is as American as apple pie
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a piece of pie
▪ cherry pie
▪ steak and kidney pie
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A large number of young men reported eating white bread, chips, meat pies and sweets regularly.
▪ Eat humble pie and get used to it mate.
▪ I had my finger in the policy pie, as well.
▪ Lay on a pork pie buffet.
▪ Line 9-inch pie pan with 1 / 2 dough and arrange yam slices on it.
▪ Often after lavish feasting, enormous pies would be brought to the banquet table.
▪ On Monday night the club's members are looking forward to a pie and peas supper.
▪ Should they compromise with Clinton over a piece of the tax-cut pie or hold out for the whole pie?
Wikipedia

Pie (disambiguation)

A pie is a baked food, with a shell usually made of pastry. Many types are given in list of pies.

Pie or PIE may also refer to:

Pie (loa)

In the Voodoo faith, Pie is a soldier- loa who lives at the bottoms of lakes and rivers and causes floods.

Category:Vodou gods Category:African mythology Category:Sea and river gods Category:War gods

Pie (game)

Pie or, Pieman, Pieman is an outdoor game for more than three children. Its origin is unknown. A variant exists called Easter Eggs.

Pie (surname)

Pie is a surname. People with the surname include:

  • Bruce Pie (1902–1961), Australian politician
  • Christina Pie, American poker player
  • Félix Pie (born 1985), Dominican baseball player
  • Louis-Édouard-François-Desiré Pie (1815–1880), French Catholic cardinal
  • Ntot Ngijol Jean Pie (born 1986), Cameroonian footballer
  • Lao Pie-fang, Chinese general and guerrilla leader during World War II

Pie

A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savoury ingredients.

Pies are defined by their crusts. A filled pie (also single-crust or bottom-crust), has pastry lining the baking dish, and the filling is placed on top of the pastry but left open. A top-crust pie has the filling in the bottom of the dish and is covered with a pastry or other covering before baking. A two-crust pie has the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell. Shortcrust pastry is a typical kind of pastry used for pie crusts, but many things can be used, including baking powder biscuits, mashed potatoes, and crumbs.

Pies can be a variety of sizes, ranging from bite-size to ones designed for multiple servings.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

pie

Pi \Pi\, n. [See Pica, Pie magpie, service-book.] (Print.) A mass of type confusedly mixed or unsorted. [Written also pie.]

pie

Pi \Pi\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pied; p. pr. & vb. n. Pieing.] (Print.) To put into a mixed and disordered condition, as type; to mix and disarrange the type of; as, to pi a form. [Written also pie.]

pie

Camp \Camp\ (k[a^]mp), n. [F. camp, It. campo, fr. L. campus plant, field; akin to Gr. kh^pos garden. Cf. Campaign, Champ, n.]

  1. The ground or spot on which tents, huts, etc., are erected for shelter, as for an army or for lumbermen, etc.
    --Shak.

  2. A collection of tents, huts, etc., for shelter, commonly arranged in an orderly manner.

    Forming a camp in the neighborhood of Boston.
    --W. Irving.

  3. A single hut or shelter; as, a hunter's camp.

  4. The company or body of persons encamped, as of soldiers, of surveyors, of lumbermen, etc.

    The camp broke up with the confusion of a flight.
    --Macaulay.

  5. (Agric.) A mound of earth in which potatoes and other vegetables are stored for protection against frost; -- called also burrow and pie. [Prov. Eng.]

  6. [Cf. OE. & AS. camp contest, battle. See champion.] An ancient game of football, played in some parts of England.
    --Halliwell.

    Camp bedstead, a light bedstead that can be folded up onto a small space for easy transportation.

    camp ceiling (Arch.), a kind ceiling often used in attics or garrets, in which the side walls are inclined inward at the top, following the slope of the rafters, to meet the plane surface of the upper ceiling.

    Camp chair, a light chair that can be folded up compactly for easy transportation; the seat and back are often made of strips or pieces of carpet.

    Camp fever, typhus fever.

    Camp follower, a civilian accompanying an army, as a sutler, servant, etc.

    Camp meeting, a religious gathering for open-air preaching, held in some retired spot, chiefly by Methodists. It usually last for several days, during which those present lodge in tents, temporary houses, or cottages.

    Camp stool, the same as camp chair, except that the stool has no back.

    Flying camp (Mil.), a camp or body of troops formed for rapid motion from one place to another.
    --Farrow.

    To pitch (a) camp, to set up the tents or huts of a camp.

    To strike camp, to take down the tents or huts of a camp.

Wiktionary

pie

Etymology 1 n. 1 A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling. 2 Any of various other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling. 3 (context Northeastern US English) pizz

  1. 4 (context figuratively English) The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts. 5 (context letterpress English) A disorderly mess of spilt type. 6 (context cricket English) An especially badly bowled ball. 7 (context pejorative English) a gluttonous person. 8 A pie chart. 9 (context slang English) The vulva. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing). 2 (context transitive English) To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner. Etymology 2

    n. (context obsolete English) magpie. Etymology 3

    n. (context historical English) The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

pie

"pastry," mid-14c. (probably older; piehus "bakery" is attested from late 12c.), from Medieval Latin pie "meat or fish enclosed in pastry" (c.1300), perhaps related to Medieval Latin pia "pie, pastry," also possibly connected with pica "magpie" (see pie (n.2)) on notion of the bird's habit of collecting miscellaneous objects. Figurative of "something to be shared out" by 1967.\n

\nAccording to OED, not known outside English, except Gaelic pighe, which is from English. In the Middle Ages, a pie had many ingredients, a pastry but one. Fruit pies began to appear c.1600. Figurative sense of "something easy" is from 1889. Pie-eyed "drunk" is from 1904. Phrase pie in the sky is 1911, from Joe Hill's Wobbly parody of hymns. Pieman is not attested earlier than the nursery rhyme "Simple Simon" (c.1820). Pie chart is from 1922.

pie

"magpie," mid-13c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French pie (13c.), from Latin pica "magpie" (see magpie). In 16c., a wily pie was a "cunning person."

pie

also pi, printers' slang for "a mass of type jumbled together" (also pi, pye), 1650s, perhaps from pie (n.1) on notion of a "medley," or pie (n.2); compare pica (n.1). As a verb from 1870. Related: Pied.

WordNet

pie

  1. n. dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top

  2. a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages [syn: Proto-Indo European]

Usage examples of "pie".

Sweetie Pie was after the armadillo that had taken up residence under the front porch.

Grey-headed kingfisher, pied hornbill, black-capped oriole, a flock of superb starlings which were just that, blue-collared, red breasted, green in the wings, and, best of all, a bateleur eagle, cruising beneath a perfectly unblemished blue sky, not soaring, just moving steadily forwards without, apparently, moving its wings.

I ate a lot of pub grub: bendy sausages, gingerbaked beans, a trough of cottage pie.

He tossed the pie to the fauns, who scrambled for it, bleating and whimpering.

Los de a pie que no llevan escopetas tienen lanza, flecha, y honda con su provision de piedras en un bolson como de granaderos.

Fair goblets stood on the board brimmed with dark sweet Thramnian wine, one for each feaster there, and cold bacon pies and botargoes and craw-fish in hippocras sauce furnished a light midnight meal.

Then Bushy Tail took a mince pie and put it in his right-hand coat pocket.

Next morning, when Bunny and Susan awoke, they saw that their pies were gone, and they saw that Bushy Tail and Bunny Boy were gone too!

Now, Bushy Tail would not have come if he had not had something to say, for he felt a little ashamed about the pies.

Mud pies decorated with caragana pods, the broken crockery and rusty spoons they had collected, the wooden boxes wedged between the tree trunks for cupboards.

She sent out cop pies to all the African travel specialists around the world, from Tokyo to Copen aagen.

Rogue on the tremble of detection Rumour for the nonce had a stronger spice of truth than usual She can make puddens and pies The born preacher we feel instinctively to be our foe There is for the mind but one grasp of happiness Those days of intellectual coxcombry Troublesome appendages of success Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man End of this Project Gutenberg Etext of Ordeal Richard Feverel, v1 by George Meredith THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL By GEORGE MEREDITH 1905 BOOK 2.

Tingley died of a stroke and Cutie Pie was driven away in a Humane Society truck.

I could protect you all this while from Rosie and Daur, can I not protect you also from a mud pie?

He watched a man buy a pie from Dibbler, and shook his head, and grinned.