They were piled in heaps inside homes, stored in overflowing baskets, and stacked in pyramids as high as children.
Readers did not exactly side with the Patriot; they sent in heaps of hate mail for what they felt was yellow journalism.
Stacked next to his Catalogue of Expert Witnesses are heaps of anti-heavy-metal pamphlets.
He is often intemperate in tone—Morris "heaps deceit upon deceit"—which almost always is a sign of a weak argument.
Yes, you may be saying to yourself, “I vaguely recall that name from heaps of media coverage several lifetimes ago.”
They proved to be two heaps of rubbish, from constructions of stone.
They came to the battlefield, but they found no living warriors on it, only heaps of slain.
The extent of the semicircle formed by these heaps, appears to be nearly two miles.
There are heaps of good books in the library, if you'd only get them out.
heaps of the books that have been written about the Bible are desiccated to the last grain of their dust.
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."
Very much: She loved him heaps, but kept mum
Very many; a FLOCK, oodles: I've got heaps of scratch (1547+)
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."