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Heap up   /hip əp/   Listen
Heap up

Arrange into piles or stacks.  Synonyms: pile up, stack up.

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"Heap up" Quotes from Famous Books

... discredit him. But for the author of the Clamor there was no such excuse, for the book was composed in England, by an author living in Oxford and London, who had every opportunity for informing himself accurately of the facts about Milton's life and conversation. He chose rather to heap up at random the traditional vocabulary of defamation, which the Catholic theologians had employed for some generations past, as their best weapon against their adversaries. In these infamous productions, hatched by celibate pedants ...
— Milton • Mark Pattison

... heap up in your folly ample riches for yourself, and refuse a crumb of bread to the poor man; lo! the day is at hand when burning in cruel flames, you shall beg for a drop ...
— The Well of Saint Clare • Anatole France

... word, the nature and experience of things dictated to me upon just reflection, that all the good things of this world are no farther good to us, than as they are for our use: and that whatever we may heap up indeed to give to others, we enjoy as much as we can use, and no more. The most covetous griping miser in the world would have been cured of the vice of covetousness, if he had been in my case; for I possessed infinitely more than ...
— The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1808) • Daniel Defoe

... party to work by daylight, filling up on this side, Master Roy," said Ben, quietly. "If we heap up earth and turf here, it will be the best support, and a regular ...
— The Young Castellan - A Tale of the English Civil War • George Manville Fenn

Words linked to "Heap up" :   collect, garner, pull together, gather

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