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

  Pile \Pile\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Piling.]
     1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to
        collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; -- often
        with up; as, to pile up wood. "Hills piled on hills."
        --Dryden. "Life piled on life." --Tennyson.
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              The labor of an age in piled stones.  --Milton.
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     2. To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or
        overfill; to load.
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     To pile arms To pile muskets (Mil.), to place three guns
        together so that they may stand upright, supporting each
        other; to stack arms.
        [1913 Webster] Pileate

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Piling \Pil"ing\, n. [See Pile a heap.]
     1. The act of heaping up.
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     2. (Iron Manuf.) The process of building up, heating, and
        working, fagots, or piles, to form bars, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Piling \Pil"ing\, n. [See Pile a stake.]
     A series of piles; piles considered collectively; as, the
     piling of a bridge.
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     Pug piling, sheet piles connected together at the edges by
        dovetailed tongues and grooves.
  
     Sheet piling, a series of piles made of planks or half logs
        driven edge to edge, -- used to form the walls of
        cofferdams, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  piling
      n 1: a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into
           the ground to provide support for a structure [syn: pile,
           spile, piling, stilt]

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