Pipe layer
Pipelayer Pipe"lay`er, n., or Pipe layer Pipe" lay`er 1. One who lays conducting pipes in the ground, as for water, gas, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Polit. Cant) A politician who works in secret; -- in this sense, usually written as one word. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]


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