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[Icehouse] Jargon needed: what do you call a set of 3 pyramids, one of each size?

  • FromBryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 25 May 2010 05:51:58 -0400
Is there a commonly-used term for a collection of 3 pyramids, one of each size (small/medium/large)? 

I mention this because I'm going through the pyramid games designed for Anthony Kapolka's "First Year Foundations Class: Constructive Pastimes" last winter.  Many of the students used the jargon wrong, which is understandable.  The most common error is to use "stash" when they mean "a small, medium, and large pyramid of the same color".  I want to replace it with the correct term, but I'm surprised that I cannot *find* a correct term.  "Nest" and "tree" are terms for a particular formation made with them, not for the actual collection itself. 

This is a term that would be very useful to coin, if it does not already exist.  I suppose that for now I could use "a nest's worth", but that is a bit clunky, and I'd really like to have a good word for it.