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Definition of Piet

  • The dipper, or water ouzel.
  • The magpie.

How to use piet in a sentence. Piet pronunciation.

A gentleman, who has recently returned from travelling in Zululand, relates the following story as nearly as possible in the words in which it was told to him by a well- known hunter in Zululand, Piet Hogg by name, now residing near Dundee on the Zulu border.
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The case of the murder of Dr. Barber is of a somewhat similar character to that of Elliot, except that there is in this case a curious piece of indirect evidence that seems to connect the murder directly with Piet Joubert, one of the Triumvirate.
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Dyas, who escaped, made an affidavit with reference to this statement in which he says, "I have read the foregoing affidavit of Allan Smith, and I say that the person described in the third paragraph thereof as bringing orders from Piet Joubert to Viljoen, corresponds with one of the Boers who took Dr. Barber and myself to the Free State, and to the best of my belief he is the man who shot Dr. Barber.
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Most people will gather, from what I have quoted, that there exists a certain connection between the dastardly murder of Dr. Barber (and the attempted murder of Mr. Dyas), and Piet Joubert, one of that "able" Triumvirate of which Mr. Gladstone speaks so highly.
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Some time after the Royal Commission had left the country, and the war had commenced again, Piet Joubert, who is Commandant-General, went down to the border with the object of putting an end to the war.
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This, I presume, he did for the sake of appearances, for it is well known that he entertains a strong hatred against those natives who in any way showed a partiality for British rule; and when it is remembered that Piet Joubert's journey did not result in a cessation of hostilities, but in an increase, and that ever since his journey the war has increased in area and in numbers, and that in no single instance has a Boer volunteer been prevented from crossing the border, or ammunition for use against Montsiou been stopped, the sincerity of his intentions may well be doubted.
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This took place almost immediately after Piet Joubert's return from the border, and while he was in Pretoria, and the general opinion was that he was at the bottom of it; but as it became rather more public than was intended, the British Resident was obliged to take notice of it, and the result was that the Boers, though in general treating the British Resident with little consideration, thought it wisest to carry on their operations in a more private manner, more especially as their object could be attained quite as effectually in this way. "While the Boers are assisting Moshete and Masouw by every means in their power, with the sole object of crushing Montsiou and Monkoroane, another loyal Chief, the Colonial Government, no doubt under instructions from home, are doing their best to prevent volunteers or ammunition reaching them, and have already rested men in Kimberley, who have been trying to raise volunteers to go to their assistance.
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I kill Piet Graaf to save the Baas.
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Low-browed, wide-nosed, and prominent of jaw, with close-set eyes of monkeyish craft, such was the countenance of Piet Vreiboom.
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His attitude was one of complete ease, and yet something told her that he desired Piet's departure quite as sincerely as she did.
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He must have given a fairly broad hint at last, she decided; for Piet moved somewhat abruptly and knocked out the ashes of his pipe on the floor with a noisy energy that made her start.
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Piet himself laughed as if he had said something witty, and there was that in the laugh that sent the colour naming to her cheeks.
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Piet Vreiboom didn't trouble himself, or Kieff, either.
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Kieff was several miles away at the farm of Piet Vreiboom.
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Piet Vreiboom will tell you the same thing if you ask him.
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But she had seen only Kieff and Piet Vreiboom.
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He had translated this speech to Piet Vreiboom who had laughed, laughed with a sickening significance, at the joke.
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Piet Vreiboom slunk a little back, his low brows working uneasily.
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Piet Vreiboom openly gloated, as if he were gazing upon a spectacle of rare delight.
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Half an hour after Merston's departure there came the shambling trot of another horse, and Piet Vreiboom, slouched like a sack in the saddle rode up and rolled off at the door.
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Examples of Piet

Example #1
The story is a curious one as illustrative of Zulu character, and scarcely represents Cetywayo in as amiable a light as one might wish.
Example #2
What we have to consider is his foreign policy, not the domestic details of his government.
Example #3
In the month of February 1881, two Englishmen came to the Boer laager at Lang's Nek to offer their services as doctors.
Example #4
Two of the murderers were put through a form of trial, after the conclusion of peace, and acquitted.
Example #5
The actual murderers were put on their trial in the Free State, and, of course, acquitted.
Example #6
He said (in Dutch), 'you must not drive for any Englishmen again.