- Plain as a pikestaff is the fact that Britain's electoral system should some soon day be revised.
- The pikestaff-plain chapels which Methodism's Founder John Wesley built had no organ, no steeple, no bell.
- Plain as a pikestaff is the fact that Japan's attitude saved War Lord Chang from possible decisive defeat and assured that he will continue to govern Manchuria in the interest of .
- Tendai Biti in Zimbabwe Times
In a sign of mounting frustration with the inertia in the coalition, MDC secretary general Tendai Biti said: "It is clear as a pikestaff that Zanu-PF is creating the conditions for the total breakdown of the inclusive government. It is clear to us...
- Conrad Black in CTV.ca
It was time, I thought for emotionalism to be set aside and for him to be reintegrated into the history of the country,Black told Canada AM. "He was really sort of standing up like a pikestaff, like some freakish character."