Pipe laying
Pipelaying Pipe"lay`ing, n., or Pipe laying Pipe" lay`ing 1. The laying of conducting pipes underground, as for water, gas, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Polit. Cant) The act or method of making combinations for personal advantage secretly or slyly; -- in this sense, usually written as one word. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • pipe-layer — /puyp lay euhr/, n. a worker employed in laying a pipeline or one experienced in such work. Also, pipelayer. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

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