PIPE


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PIPE

Pipe

An obsolete unit of volume equivalent to 126 gallons.

PIPE

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"These two pipes are provided at intervals with strong jointings of india-rubber, which enable them to move in harmony with the oscillations of the balloon.
"Do you know how to fill a man's pipe for him?" he asked.
Silver leant back against the wall, his arms crossed, his pipe in the corner of his mouth, as calm as though he had been in church; yet his eye kept wandering furtively, and he kept the tail of it on his unruly followers.
He rises unsteadily from the bed, lays the pipe upon the hearth- stone, draws back the ragged curtain, and looks with repugnance at his three companions.
"Today I'll follow the pipes, and tomorrow I'll go to school.
The noon-tide slumber lasted generally an hour and a half: very often longer; and after the sleepers had arisen from their mats they again had recourse to their pipes, and then made preparations for the most important meal of the day.
And Michael, by the dim glows of the pipe surveying the scene of the two old men, one squatted in the dark, the other standing, knew naught of the tragedy of age, and was only aware, and overwhelmingly aware, of the immense likableness of this two- legged white god, who, with fingers of magic, through ear-roots and tail-roots and spinal column, had won to the heart of him.
They assembled in camp toward supper-time, hungry and happy; but now a difficulty arose -- hostile Indians could not break the bread of hospitality together with- out first making peace, and this was a simple im- possibility without smoking a pipe of peace.
The Nome King could think of nothing to say next, so he puffed away at his pipe and paced up and down the room.
'Smoke away, you dog,' said Quilp, turning to the boy; 'fill your pipe again and smoke it fast, down to the last whiff, or I'll put the sealing-waxed end of it in the fire and rub it red hot upon your tongue.'
"I reckon I'll have to go down and dig the pipe out," he told her.
On this same day, and about this very hour, Mr Willet the elder sat smoking his pipe in a chamber at the Black Lion.