6. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds.Tennyson.
7. pl. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
8. (Mining) An elongated body or vein of ore.
9. A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise called the Great Roll, on which were taken
down the accounts of debts to the king; so called because put together like a pipe. Mozley & W.
10. (Naut.) A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to their duties; also, the sound of it.
11. [Cf. F. pipe, fr. pipe a wind instrument, a tube, fr. L. pipare to chirp. See Etymol. above.] A
cask usually containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the quantity which it contains.
Pipe fitter, one who fits pipes together, or applies pipes, as to an engine or a building. Pipe fitting,
a piece, as a coupling, an elbow, a valve, etc., used for connecting lengths of pipe or as accessory to a
pipe. Pipe office, an ancient office in the Court of Exchequer, in which the clerk of the pipe made
out leases of crown lands, accounts of cheriffs, etc. [Eng.] Pipe tree (Bot.), the lilac and the mock
orange; so called because their were formerly used to make pipe stems; called also pipe privet.
Pipe wrench, or Pipetongs, a jawed tool for gripping a pipe, in turning or holding it. To smoke
the pipe of peace, to smoke from the same pipe in token of amity or preparatory to making a treaty of
peace, a custom of the American Indians.
(Pipe), v. i.
1. To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind instrument of music.
We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced.Matt. xi. 17.
2. (Naut.) To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.
3. To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to whistle. "Oft in the piping shrouds." Wordsworth.
4. (Metal.) To become hollow in the process of solodifying; said of an ingot, as of steel.
(Pipe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Piping.]
1. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
A robin . . . was piping a few querulous notes.W. Irving.
2. (Naut.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.
As fine a ship's company as was ever piped aloft.Marryat.
3. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.
(Pipe" clay`) A plastic, unctuous clay of a grayish white color, used in making tobacco pipes
and various kinds of earthenware, in scouring cloth, and in cleansing soldiers' equipments.
(Pipe"clay`), v. t.
1. To whiten or clean with pipe clay, as a soldier's accouterments.
2. To clear off; as, to pipeclay accounts. [Slang, Eng.]
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