Thus the statute of Edward the Fourth, which forbade the fine gentlemen of those times, under the degree of a lord, to wear pikes upon their shoes or boots of more than two inches in length, was a law that savoured of oppression, because, however ridiculous the fashion might appear, the restraining of it by pecuniary penalties would serve no purpose of common utility.
When something comes down the pike, it happens or occurs. There have been threats to veto any legislation that comes down the pike. American army officer and explorer noted for his expedition up the Arkansas River to the Rocky Mountains (1806-1807). Pikes Peak is named for him. To attack or pierce with a pike.piked adj. A hill with a pointed summit. A spike or sharp point, as on the tip of a spear. A mid-air position in sports such as diving and gymnastics in which the athlete bends to touch the feet or grab the calves or back of the thighs while keeping the legs straight. Ancient and medieval infantry weapon consisting of a long, metal-pointed spear with a heavy wooden shaft 10-20 ft (3-6 m) in length. Its use by Swiss foot soldiers in the 14th century contributed to the decline of the feudal knights. A variation is used by the picador in bullfighting. Any of several voracious freshwater fishes (family Esocidae, order Salmoniformes) with a slender body, small scales, long head, shovel-like snout, large mouth, and strong teeth, and with dorsal and anal fins far back on the tail. The northern pike (Esox lucius) of North America, Europe, and northern Asia may grow to 4.5 ft (1.4 m) long and weigh 45 lbs (20 kg). A solitary hunter, it lies motionless or lurks among weeds, then suddenly lunges, seizing an approaching fish or invertebrate. Large species also take waterfowl and small mammals. See also muskellunge, pickerel. walleyed pike Pike Kenneth Lee Pike Zebulon Montgomery Pikes Peak
any of several elongate long-snouted freshwater game and food fishes widely distributed in cooler parts of the northern hemisphere medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet a sharp point (as on the end of a spear) highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh
Any of the fishes of the family Esocidæ Represented in the BWCA by a single, but prominent species, the Northern Pike (Esox lucius), typically refered to simply as Northern (The Walleye, sometimes erroneously referred to as "Walleyed Pike" is, in fact, a Perch) The name is short for pike-fish, a reference to the long, pointed snout resembling the pike, an iron tipped staff Rather like the French, where brochet is the fish, but broche is a spit
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