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PRONUNCIATION:(rhymes with pride)
MEANING:adjective: Having patches of two or more colors; multicolored.
ETYMOLOGY:From pie (magpie), referring to a magpie's black and white plumage, from Latin pica (jay or magpie). The Pied Piper of legend owes his moniker to his multicolored attire.
USAGE:"The pair of women came first, one strangely dressed, in pied clothes of three or four eras."
Michael Chabon; The Mysteries of Pittsburgh; William Morrow; 1988.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It is not how old you are, but how you are old. -Jules Renard, writer (1864-1910)