Piping frog
Piping Pip"ing (p[imac]p"[i^]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. ``Lowing herds and piping swains.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Emitting a high, shrill sound. [1913 Webster]

4. Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; -- from the sound of boiling fluids. [1913 Webster]

{Piping crow}, {Piping crow shrike}, {Piping roller} (Zo["o]l.), any Australian bird of the genus {Gymnorhina}, esp. {Gymnorhina tibicen}, which is black and white, and the size of a small crow. Called also {caruck}.

{Piping frog} (Zo["o]l.), a small American tree frog ({Hyla Pickeringii}) which utters a high, shrill note in early spring.

{Piping hot}, boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot. [Colloq.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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