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01. I have a [pile] of homework to do this weekend.
02. My children never wash their clothes; they just leave a [pile] of dirty laundry on the floor in their bedrooms.
03. If you find any rocks in the garden, just [pile] them over there by the wheelbarrow.
04. We raked the leaves into huge [piles] for the kids to jump in.
05. His room was a mess, with [piles] of books on the desk, dresser and floor.
06. We only had one car for seven people, so we all [piled] into it, and took off.
07. Kent made [piles] of money last summer working for B.C. Hydro.
08. Thomas Edison once remarked that to invent, you need a good imagination, and a [pile] of junk.
09. Following the terrorist attacks, the smoking [pile] of the remains of the World Trade Center in New York could be seen from space.
10. Garbage was [piled] up so high outside the city of Paris during the 1400s that it interfered with the city's defenses.
11. If every OREO cookie ever made were stacked on top of each other (more than 362 billion), the [pile] would reach the moon and back more than five times.
12. Placed in a [pile], one million dollars in $1 bills would be 110 meters high.
13. Because one cannot destroy any Buddhist images in Laos, broken images are [piled] up in temples, caves, and other holy places.
14. In March of 1987, a boat carrying a 3,100-ton [pile] of rotting garbage left New York to look for a landfill willing to take its contents. No one would accept it.

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