Petticoat pipe
Petticoat Pet"ti*coat, n. (Zo["o]l.) [Petty + coat.] A loose under-garment worn by women, and covering the body below the waist. [1913 Webster]

{Petticoat government}, government by women, whether in politics or domestic affairs. [Colloq.]

{Petticoat pipe} (Locomotives), a short, flaring pipe surrounding the blast nozzle in the smoke box, to equalize the draft. [1913 Webster]


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