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piece

 [pēs]
a part or portion.
end piece the terminal portion of the tail of the spermatozoon. See illustration at spermatozoon.
middle piece an anterior portion of the tail of the spermatozoon, between the neck and the anulus. See illustration at spermatozoon.
principal piece the main portion of the tail of a spermatozoon, beginning at the anulus and gradually tapering toward the end piece. See illustration at spermatozoon.

piece

(pēs),
A part or portion.
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The shopkeeper reportedly said 18 abayas were seized and torn to pieces.
By the time I had listened to people with 20 times my ability being torn to pieces, I felt utterly resigned and went on with not even a butterfly.
I was completely shocked when I saw so many dead bodies, some of them torn to pieces," he said.
She has been absolutely torn to pieces by what he has done to her.
Less then two years after the clinical center was torn to pieces, reunion of clinics is now being announced.
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But the most brilliant design will be torn to pieces by the chief draughtsman who will give 10 good reasons why it won't work.
The "men" who are torn to pieces become metonymically (and more graphically) "limbs"" and death--the sins that were major--have become "mortal.
Our popular culture may be saturated with synthetic gore, but at least we don't spend our leisure time watching real people have their eyes put out, their limbs pulverized, their sex organs amputated and their flesh torn to pieces with red-hot pincers," he writes shortly before describing said amputation and pincer wielding.
Not only were the foxes torn to pieces but had to run for miles, sometimes for hours, being terrified.
It is God's own image that is being torn to pieces by "electrical shocks, pulling out fingernails, the forced insertion of objects into the rectum.
I glanced at where I had been sitting and saw the woman who sat down instead of me - torn to pieces.