piecemeal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piecemeal \Piece"meal`\, n.
   A fragment; a scrap. --R. Vaughan.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piecemeal \Piece"meal`\, adv. [OE. pecemele; pece a piece + AS.
   m?lum, dat. pl. of m?l part. See Meal a portion.]
   1. In pieces; in parts or fragments. "On which it piecemeal
      brake." --Chapman.
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            The beasts will tear thee piecemeal.  --Tennyson.
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   2. Piece by piece; by little and little in succession.
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            Piecemeal they win, this acre first, than that.
                                                  --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piecemeal \Piece"meal`\, a.
   Made up of parts or pieces; single; separate. "These
   piecemeal guilts." --Gov. of Tongue.
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