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PIPE

Pipe

An obsolete unit of volume equivalent to 126 gallons.

PIPE

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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.
Do ye own yourself beaten at the pipes, then," said Robin, "that ye seek to change them for the sword?
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.
Mr Willet looked first at her, then at his son, then back again at Dolly, and then made an ineffectual effort to extract a whiff from his pipe, which had gone out long ago.
Not quite," rejoined the baron; "I must finish this pipe first.
Mother Rigby always liked to flavor her pipe with a coal of fire from the particular chimney corner whence this had been brought.
Silver took a whiff or two of his pipe with great composure and then ran on again.
He uttered little crooning noises, alternating with sharp cries akin to pain, half-ecstatic, half-petulant, as he drew a black clay pipe from a hole in his ear-lobe, and into the bowl of it, with trembling fingers, untwisted and crumbled the cheap leaf of spoiled Virginia crop.
At length some supper, which had been warming up, was placed on the table, and then old Lobbs fell to, in regular style; and having made clear work of it in no time, kissed his daughter, and demanded his pipe.
He sat for a while very sorrowfully, then suddenly he felt in his pocket and found his tobacco pipe, which was still half full.
Your pipe is already here, your Majesty," replied Kaliko.
Moreover, he sent an express to the wharf for the tumbling boy, who arriving with all despatch was enjoined to sit himself down in another chair just inside the door, continually to smoke a great pipe which the dwarf had provided for the purpose, and to take it from his lips under any pretence whatever, were it only for one minute at a time, if he dared.