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 for Piece broker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Piece \Piece\, n. [OE. pece, F. pi[`e]ce, LL. pecia, petia,
     petium, probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. peth a thing, a
     part, portion, a little, Armor. pez, Gael. & Ir. cuid part,
     share. Cf. Petty.]
     1. A fragment or part of anything separated from the whole,
        in any manner, as by cutting, splitting, breaking, or
        tearing; a part; a portion; as, a piece of sugar; to break
        in pieces.
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              Bring it out piece by piece.          --Ezek. xxiv.
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     2. A definite portion or quantity, as of goods or work; as, a
        piece of broadcloth; a piece of wall paper.
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     3. Any one thing conceived of as apart from other things of
        the same kind; an individual article; a distinct single
        effort of a series; a definite performance; especially:
        (a) A literary or artistic composition; as, a piece of
            poetry, music, or statuary.
        (b) A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces;
            a following piece.
        (c) A coin; as, a sixpenny piece; -- formerly applied
            specifically to an English gold coin worth 22
        (d) A fact; an item; as, a piece of news; a piece of
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     4. An individual; -- applied to a person as being of a
        certain nature or quality; often, but not always, used
        slightingly or in contempt. "If I had not been a piece of
        a logician before I came to him." --Sir P. Sidney.
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              Thy mother was a piece of virtue.     --Shak.
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              His own spirit is as unsettled a piece as there is
              in all the world.                     --Coleridge.
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     5. (Chess) One of the superior men, distinguished from a
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     6. A castle; a fortified building. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     Of a piece, of the same sort, as if taken from the same
        whole; like; -- sometimes followed by with. --Dryden.
     Piece of eight, the Spanish piaster, formerly divided into
        eight reals.
     To give a piece of one's mind to, to speak plainly,
        bluntly, or severely to (another). --Thackeray.
     Piece broker, one who buys shreds and remnants of cloth to
        sell again.
     Piece goods, goods usually sold by pieces or fixed
        portions, as shirtings, calicoes, sheetings, and the like.
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