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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seeing he wasn't going to stop saying over his "wise Stubb, wise Stubb," I thought I might as well fall to kicking the pyramid again.
But, instead of forming a pyramid by mounting each other's shoulders, the artists were to group themselves on top of the noses.
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.
After a journey of several hours they came to a point where the river curved, and they found they must cross a mile or so of the Valley before they came to the Pyramid Mountain.
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.
The barbarians passed over the Coliseum; the deluge, perhaps, passed over the Pyramids.
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.
Upon its shelves rested pyramids of shimmering glasses that were never disturbed.
The Great Pyramid put it into his head to go up the Nile.
Why should she be such a little--tall, I mean--goose, as to hate the Pyramids, Rosa?
You are not going to be buried in the Pyramids, I hope?
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.
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.
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.