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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: From pillar to post (0.01078 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to From pillar to post.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: from pillar to post from pillar to post adv : from one place or situation to another; “we were driven from pillar to post” [syn: hither and thither]
English → English (gcide) Definition: From pillar to post Pillar \Pil"lar\, n. [OE. pilerF. pilier, LL. pilare, pilarium, pilarius, fr. L. pila a pillar. See Pile a heap.] 1. The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post; also, a column or shaft not supporting a superstructure, as one erected for a monument or an ornament. [1913 Webster] Jacob set a pillar upon her grave. --Gen. xxxv. 20. [1913 Webster] The place . . . vast and proud, Supported by a hundred pillars stood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively, that which resembles such a pillar in appearance, character, or office; a supporter or mainstay; as, the Pillars of Hercules; a pillar of the state. “You are a well-deserving pillar.” --Shak. [1913 Webster] By day a cloud, by night a pillar of fire. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. (R. C. Ch.) A portable ornamental column, formerly carried before a cardinal, as emblematic of his support to the church. [Obs.] --Skelton. [1913 Webster] 4. (Man.) The center of the volta, ring, or manege ground, around which a horse turns. [1913 Webster] From pillar to post, hither and thither; to and fro; from one place or predicament to another; backward and forward. [Colloq.] Pillar saint. See Stylite. Pillars of the fauces. See Fauces, 1. [1913 Webster] Post \Post\, n. [AS., fr. L. postis, akin to ponere, positum, to place. See Position, and cf. 4th Post.] 1. A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed, or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially when intended as a stay or support to something else; a pillar; as, a hitching post; a fence post; the posts of a house. [1913 Webster] They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper doorpost of the houses. --Ex. xii. 7. [1913 Webster] Then by main force pulled up, and on his shoulders bore, The gates of Azza, post and massy bar. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Unto his order he was a noble post. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Note: Post, in the sense of an upright timber or strut, is used in composition, in such words as king-post, queen-post, crown-post, gatepost, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When God sends coin I will discharge your post. --S. Rowlands. [1913 Webster] From pillar to post. See under Pillar. Knight of the post. See under Knight. Post hanger (Mach.), a bearing for a revolving shaft, adapted to be fastened to a post. Post hole, a hole in the ground to set the foot of a post in. Post mill, a form of windmill so constructed that the whole fabric rests on a vertical axis firmly fastened to the ground, and capable of being turned as the direction of the wind varies. Post and stall (Coal Mining), a mode of working in which pillars of coal are left to support the roof of the mine. [1913 Webster]

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