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  • pipelike — adjective Resembling a pipe or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • pipelike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a pipe or piping * * * pipeˈlike adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑pipe …   Useful english dictionary

  • piping — [pīp′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person who pipes 2. the music made by pipes 3. a shrill voice or sound 4. a) a system of pipes b) pipes collectively 5. a pipelike fold of material with which edges or seams are trimmed …   English World dictionary

  • wand — noun Etymology: Middle English, slender stick, from Old Norse vǫndr; probably akin to Old English windan to wind, twist more at wind Date: 13th century 1. a slender staff carried in a procession ; verge 2. a slender rod used by conjurers and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pipe — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pīpa (akin to Old High German pfīfa pipe), from Vulgar Latin *pipa pipe, from Latin pipare to peep, of imitative origin Date: before 12th century 1. a. a tubular wind instrument; specifically a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • All's Well That Ends Well — in 1623. ourcesThe play is based on a tale (3.9) of Boccacio s Decameron. Shakespeare may have read an English translation of the tale in William Painter s Palace of Pleasure . [ F. E. Halliday, A Shakespeare Companion 1564 ndash;1964, Baltimore …   Wikipedia

  • mountaineering — /mown tn ear ing/, n. the sport of climbing mountains. [1795 1805; MOUNTAINEER + ING1] * * * or mountain climbing Sport of attaining, or attempting to attain, high points in mountainous regions, mainly for the joy of the climb. The pleasures of… …   Universalium

  • pipe — pipe1 pipeless, adj. pipelike, adj. /puyp/, n., v., piped, piping. n. 1. a hollow cylinder of metal, wood, or other material, used for the conveyance of water, gas, steam, petroleum, etc. 2. a tube of wood, clay, hard rubber, or other material,… …   Universalium

  • pipy — /puy pee/, adj., pipier, pipiest. 1. pipelike; tubular. 2. piping; shrill: a pipy voice. [1715 25; PIPE1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • probe — probeable, adj. prober, n. /prohb/, v., probed, probing, n. v.t. 1. to search into or examine thoroughly; question closely: to probe one s conscience. 2. to examine or explore with a probe. v.i. 3. to examine or explore with or as if with a probe …   Universalium

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