Hello Cecilio,Hello. What is the meaning of "pied" in a sentence like this: "The verses of the poem have been 'pied' "?
I think The Scrivener is correct. Many decades ago, when I was a printer's devil, the young apprentice who does all the dirty work in a printer's shop, I was required to sort and replace all the pied type in the proper places in the job case. That's where pieces of metal or wooden type were stored. Not much fun when the type is six point. There are 72 points to an inch.Hello Cecilio,
I believe it means that in the printing, the type faces have been jumbled up - giving an assortment of fonts. One often finds examples of this in modern poetry.
Main Entry: 3pi
Variant(s): also pie
Inflected Form(s): pied; pi·ing or pie·ing
transitive verb :
to spill or throw (type or type matter) into disorder
intransitive verb :
to become pied