Which preposition to use with heaps

of Occurrences 1620%

I went back to the outer side of the wall, and thence to the edge of the chasm, leaving Tonnison rooting systematically among the heap of stones and rubbish on the outer side.

on Occurrences 151%

But here it was lying in a heap on the Big Cabin table!

in Occurrences 103%

Dust and dirt everywhere; piled in little heaps in the corners, and spread about upon the furniture.

with Occurrences 83%

Then, as I stirred the heap with my foot, it occurred to me that this could only happen in a great space of time.

at Occurrences 26%

Even then the instinct to fight remained in the stunned man; while he fell, he was drawing the revolver; he lay in a crumpling heap at the feet of Donnegan's horse with the revolver shoved muzzle first into the sand.

about Occurrences 21%

"Why, yes, and they always care a heap about each other when they're twins.

to Occurrences 16%

There was a trembling and a shaking of the white figure for a moment, then down it went in a heap to the floor, and out came the substantial proportions of Doctor Morani, looming formidable in the dusky light of the expiring embers.

before Occurrences 15%

Presently my raft was brought in and the bales opened in his presence, and the king declared that in all his treasury there were no such rubies and emeralds as those which lay in great heaps before him.

into Occurrences 15%

Some of it has been utilized in reclaiming land; much has been carried out to sea and heaped into a break-water three miles long, which runs out from the Panama or southern end of the Canal, and will check a coast-ways current that might, if uncontrolled, silt up the approach.

over Occurrences 10%

The cakes are sometimes crumbled and soaked, and a whipped cream heaped over them, the same as for trifles.

for Occurrences 10%

"What's that you say?" cries Barbro furiously; and goes on again: "Oh, 'twould serve you right if I took and heaved you out on the muck-heap for your wicked tongue.

around Occurrences 10%

Germanicus had marched his army to the place where Varus had perished, and had there paid funeral honors to the ghastly relics of his predecessor's legions that he found heaped around him.

like Occurrences 9%

"No, I ain't, but I seen a picture of that 'ere Coffyn feller, a-flyin' down on the Hudson river nigh New York; and she looked a heap like this here shebang," came the quick response.

by Occurrences 8%

Was that something dark huddled in a heap by the side of it?

against Occurrences 8%

They were so much larger, however, than any Willie had come upon before, that they had to roll them out of the little chamber, instead of lifting them; after which they got on better, and had soon piled a good heap against the wall outside.

behind Occurrences 6%

But Mr. Griggs read these paragraphs thoughtfully, for he remembered that he had found her lying in a heap behind a red baize door which his memory could easily identify.

under Occurrences 6%

and there was Kent, sitting curled away in a heap under the stern of the long-boat.

without Occurrences 6%

He became skilful at this work, and all the gardeners round about came to him to provide themselves with these light, porous pots, of a beautiful red hue, round and slender, wherein the raspberries could be heaped without crushing them, and where they slept under the shelter of a green leaf.

among Occurrences 6%

Children in heaps among vermin, without shoes, without clothes, all growing up as if destined for prison or the scaffold, unless consumption should carry them off.

ob Occurrences 5%

Why?" "'Cause dar's a bigger heap ob corn out in de barn dan you ebber see.

beside Occurrences 4%

In a blacksmith's shop he entered next the fire was out, but there was coal heaped beside the forge, with the ladling-pool and the crooked water-horn, and on the anvil was a horseshoe that had cooled before it was finished.

from Occurrences 4%

With them were a Belgian photographer, scared now into a quivering heap from which two wall-eyes peered out wildly, and a negro chauffeur, a soot-black Congo boy who had been brought away from Africa on a training ship as a child.

near Occurrences 4%

"Why," said the old inhabitant, "the little children who sobbed so violently in court this morning, and to whom you made such pathetic reference, were playing on an ash-heap near their cottage; and they had a poor cat with a string round its neck, swinging backwards and forwards, and as they did so they sang, This is the way poor daddy will go!

after Occurrences 3%

All the countries of the globe appeared to join hands for the mere purpose of adding heap after heap to the mountainous accumulation of this one man's wealth.

beneath Occurrences 3%

A kindly-faced old man, who in earlier days had helped her build little dust-heaps beneath the trees, takes her from the warm cot and hands her over to a woman of stern face and rasping tongue, with whom she dwells disconsolate until one fateful day she finds herself alone in a market-place, weeping the passionate tears of the waif and orphan.

Which preposition to use with  heaps