pyramid


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a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex

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(stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides

enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts

use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal

arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid

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increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base

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References in classic literature ?
Upon its shelves rested pyramids of shimmering glasses that were never disturbed.
While I was battering away at the pyramid, a sort of badger-haired old merman, with a hump on his back, takes me by the shoulders, and slews me round.
As a last scene, a "human pyramid" had been announced, in which fifty Long Noses were to represent the Car of Juggernaut.
This elicited loud applause, in the midst of which the orchestra was just striking up a deafening air, when the pyramid tottered, the balance was lost, one of the lower noses vanished from the pyramid, and the human monument was shattered like a castle built of cards!
"That is true," agreed the Wizard, "and as the river seems to be flowing in the direction of the Pyramid Mountain it will be the easiest way for us to travel."
No doubt, when one contemplates these two Bibles, laid so broadly open in the centuries, it is permissible to regret the visible majesty of the writing of granite, those gigantic alphabets formulated in colonnades, in pylons, in obelisks, those sorts of human mountains which cover the world and the past, from the pyramid to the bell tower, from Cheops to Strasburg.
As soon as this occurred, the bees ceased to excavate, and began to build up flat walls of wax on the lines of intersection between the basins, so that each hexagonal prism was built upon the festooned edge of a smooth basin, instead of on the straight edges of a three-sided pyramid as in the case of ordinary cells.
Most people imagined them to be the very apex of the pyramid; but they themselves (at least those of Mrs.
The Great Pyramid put it into his head to go up the Nile.
'You are not going to be buried in the Pyramids, I hope?' she interrupts, arching her delicate eyebrows.
After riding a few paces in silence, Napoleon turned to Berthier and said he wished to see how the news that he was talking to the Emperor himself, to that very Emperor who had written his immortally victorious name on the Pyramids, would affect this enfant du Don.*
"Well, what do you say to pyramids? Levin, will you play?
These are hieroglyphical; that is, if you call those mysterious cyphers on the walls of pyramids hieroglyphics, then that is the proper word to use in the present connexion.
There were shapely arches, built wholly of thigh bones; there were startling pyramids, built wholly of grinning skulls; there were quaint architectural structures of various kinds, built of shin bones and the bones of the arm; on the wall were elaborate frescoes, whose curving vines were made of knotted human vertebrae; whose delicate tendrils were made of sinews and tendons; whose flowers were formed of knee-caps and toe-nails.
Little pyramids of truth he erected and after erecting knocked them down again that he might have the truths to erect other pyramids.