Some planks were quickly loosened and thrown into a heap upon the fore part of the raft.
No abuse which they could heap upon him seemed nearly adequate to the occasion.
Legrand sprang, and the two disappeared in a heap upon the floor.
"Enough, enough," he cried; then fell in a heap upon the wet grass.
A man is sometimes made great, by the greatness of the abuse a portion of mankind may think proper to heap upon him.
The four men lay in a heap upon the floor of a grey chamber.
Oh, yes, I deserved surely as much bad luck as fate could heap upon me!
And Sam thought he was, for he let go the rail and sank down in a heap upon the deck.
And let my grateful heart always spring to my lips, to acknowledge the blessings you heap upon me.
But marry him, and no insult as regards other women is too low for him to heap upon you.
Old English heap "pile, great number, multitude" (of things or persons), from West Germanic *haupaz (cf. Old Saxon hop, Old Frisian hap, Middle Low German hupe, Dutch hoop, German Haufe "heap"), perhaps related to Old English heah "high." Slang meaning "old car" is attested from 1924. As a characteristic word in American Indian English speech, "a lot, a great deal," by 1832.
Old English heapian "collect, heap up, bring together;" from heap (n.). Related: Heaped; heaping. Cf. Old High German houfon "to heap."
When Joshua took the city of Ai (Josh. 8), he burned it and "made it an heap [Heb. tel] for ever" (8:28). The ruins of this city were for a long time sought for in vain. It has been at length, however, identified with the mound which simply bears the name of "Tel." "There are many Tels in modern Palestine, that land of Tels, each Tel with some other name attached to it to mark the former site. But the site of Ai has no other name 'unto this day.' It is simply et-Tel, 'the heap' par excellence."