To wipe a joint(Plumbing), to make a joint, as between pieces of lead pipe, by surrounding the junction with a mass of solder, applied in a plastic condition by means of a rag with which the solder is shaped by rubbing.To wipe the nose of, to cheat. [Old Slang]

(Wipe), n.

1. Act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean.

2. A blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe. [Low]

3. A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm. Swift.

4. A handkerchief. [Thieves' Cant or Slang]

5. Stain; brand. [Obs.] "Slavish wipe." Shak.

(Wip"er) n.

1. One who, or that which, wipes.

2. Something used for wiping, as a towel or rag.

3. (Mach.) A piece generally projecting from a rotating or swinging piece, as an axle or rock shaft, for the purpose of raising stampers, lifting rods, or the like, and leaving them to fall by their own weight; a kind of cam.

4. (Firearms) A rod, or an attachment for a rod, for holding a rag with which to wipe out the bore of the barrel.

(Wir"ble) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wirbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wirbling ] [Cf. Warble, Whirl.] To whirl; to eddy. [R.]

The waters went wirbling above and around.
Owen. Meredith.

(Wirche) v. i. & t. To work [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Wipe), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wiped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wiping.] [OE. vipen, AS. wipian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]

1. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.

Let me wipe thy face.

I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.
2 Kings xxi. 13.

2. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; — usually followed by away, off or out. Also used figuratively. "To wipe out our ingratitude." Shak.

Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon.

3. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; — usually followed by out. [Obs.] Spenser.

If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside their goods.
Robynson (More's Utopia)

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