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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Piles \Piles\, n. pl. [L. pila a ball. Cf. Pill a medicine.]
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.]
Blind piles, hemorrhoids which do not bleed.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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,
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