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PIPE

Pipe

An obsolete unit of volume equivalent to 126 gallons.

PIPE

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Gamut, who had stood prepared to pour forth his spirit in song when the visitors entered, after delaying a moment, drew a strain from his pipe, and commenced a hymn that might have worked a miracle, had faith in is efficacy been of much avail.
It is from the top of this cone that the second pipe issues, and it runs, as I have said, into the upper beds of the balloon.
He puffed imperturbably at his pipe for a time, but finally arose and began to look out at the window into the darkening chaos of back yards.
I'll smoke a last pipe," said the baron, "and then I'll be off.
Maclaren; and then after a great number of civilities, Robin took the pipes and played a little spring in a very ranting manner.
She hands him the nearly-emptied pipe, and sinks back, turning over on her face.
My toughness has been proved, sir, in this room many and many a time, as I think you know; and if you don't know,' added John, putting his pipe in his mouth again, 'so much the better, for I an't proud and am not going to tell you.
It being Saturday night, I found the landlord looking rather grimly at these records, but as my business was with Joe and not with him, I merely wished him good evening, and passed into the common room at the end of the passage, where there was a bright large kitchen fire, and where Joe was smoking his pipe in company with Mr.
Lighting up my pipe once more, and drawing to the fire, I suddenly realised a sense of loneliness.
They advanced in the confiding way usual among Indians when they bear the pipe of peace, and consider themselves sacred from attack.
The pipe was in the old dame's mouth when she said these words.
Well, I should put the original cost of the pipe at seven and sixpence.