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Related to plies: piles

plies 1

Third person singular present tense of ply1.
Plural of ply1.

plies 2

Third person singular present tense of ply2.
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At that hour the clear-voiced nymphs are with him and move with nimble feet, singing by some spring of dark water, while Echo wails about the mountain-top, and the god on this side or on that of the choirs, or at times sidling into the midst, plies it nimbly with his feet.
From house to house warm winter robes are spread, And through the pine-woods red Floats up the sound of the washerman's bat who plies His hurried task ere the brief noon wanes and dies.
A closet was filled with wine; the plate was of silver, the napery elegant; a good picture hung upon the walls, a gift (as Utterson supposed) from Henry Jekyll, who was much of a connoisseur; and the carpets were of many plies and agreeable in colour.
Adventure-seeking doth he go Up rugged heights, down rocky valleys, But hill or dale, or high or low, Mishap attendeth all his sallies: Love still pursues him to and fro, And plies his cruel scourge- ah me!
Before penta treatment, mean density values of the laminated crossarms ranged from 0.57 to 0.70 g/[cm.sup.3], with an increase from Compositions B to E due to the increasing number of recycled CCA-treated wood plies in the crossarms.
There is a small amount of intermixing of fibers between each of the plies. This intermixing helps bond the plies and avoids delaminating of the sheet at the ply boundaries.
He would do plies, tendus, and some swings, and then get on with movement combinations, which was his real interest.
This results in fluted plies, which are laminated to a transversely oriented film.
For many consumers, the TAD product is simply "better." A TAD towel manufacturer can make a product with one ply instead of two, or two plies instead of three, resulting in substantial fiber savings.
Key statement: Pneumatic vehicle tire includes at least two bracing plies arranged to intersect each other at an angle and including reinforcements of steel arranged substantially parallel to and at a distance from one another and embedded in a rubber material.
The absorbent ply of the first layer is located on and secured to the absorbent ply of the second layer so that portions of the thermoplastic and absorbent plies of the second layer extend beyond the first surface area of the first layer to form a border completely surrounding the first layer.
Schorer says that Balanchine started with grand plies in first, second, and fifth positions (Melissa Hayden swears he never gave grand plies--you had to do them yourself), then quickly moved on to tendu, degage, rond de jambe, fondu, and frappe.