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

  Piles \Piles\, n. pl. [L. pila a ball. Cf. Pill a medicine.]
     (Med.)
     The small, troublesome tumors or swellings about the anus and
     lower part of the rectum which are technically called
     hemorrhoids. See Hemorrhoids.
  
     Note: [The singular pile is sometimes used.]
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Blind piles, hemorrhoids which do not bleed.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  piles
      n 1: pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal
           sphincter [syn: hemorrhoid, haemorrhoid, piles]
      2: a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she
         amassed stacks of newspapers" [syn: tons, dozens,
         heaps, lots, piles, scores, stacks, loads,
         rafts, slews, wads, oodles, gobs, scads,
         lashings]

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