My poor fellow went off in a fit last week, and I took that Irishman as a pis aller.
The young gentleman had recourse as a pis aller to his mamma.
It was just a coincidence of the 'premier pas' and the 'pis aller.'
pis buildings are said to have a life of a century and a half.
If conscience must reign supreme, all government is a pis aller, and in anarchy the true millennium must be found.
For me pis de terre, ever since I heard of it, has offered special attractions.
Yet he is largely a pis aller for the would-be reader of Cassius Dio.
In fact, everybody but I seemed to know all there was to be known about pis de terre.
That the strength of pis increases with surprising rapidity as 134 the work dries out.
I thought it would be amusing to see whether there was any mention of pis de terre.
Greek letter, from Hebrew, literally "little mouth." As the name of the mathematical constant, from 1841 in English, used in Latin 1748 by Swiss mathematician Leonhart Euler (1707-1783), as an abbreviation of Greek periphereia "periphery." For the meaning "printer's term for mixed type," see pie (3).
pi (pī)
n. pl. pis
Symbol π The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet.
pI (pē'ī')
n.
The pH value for the isoelectric point of a given substance in solution.
The irrational number obtained by dividing the length of the diameter of a circle into its circumference. Pi is approximately 3.1416. The sign for pi is π.
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