piece (n.) Old form(s): Peece
cannon, piece of artillery, fire-arm
2H4 III.ii.273[Shallow to Falstaff] there was a little quiver fellow, and 'a would manage you his piece thus
Ham I.iv.7.1[stage direction] two pieces of ordnance go off
Ham V.ii.275[stage direction] A piece goes off
MW IV.ii.53[Mistress Ford to Falstaff, of the chimney] There they always use to discharge their birding pieces
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