Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pipe for the conveyance of gas.
“For the men in the barricade had made themselves two small cannons out of two cast-iron lengths of gas-pipe, plugged up at one end with tow and fire-clay.”
“Okay, how about a checkers match instead...or maybe a closed-course crit in downtown Spartanburg on matching gas-pipe Huffies?”
“A single two-arm gas-pipe descended from the center of the ceiling.”
“There is probably no one capable of thinking and feeling who has not occasionally looked at a gas-pipe chair and reflected that the machine is the enemy of life.”
“But the question returns whether this gas-pipe is also a water-pipe; in other words, whether the spout of the Sperm Whale is the mere vapor of the exhaled breath, or whether that exhaled breath is mixed with water taken in at the mouth, and discharged through the spiracle.”
“Now, the spouting canal of the Sperm Whale, chiefly intended as it is for the conveyance of air, and for several feet laid along, horizontally, just beneath the upper surface of his head, and a little to one side; this curious canal is very much like a gas-pipe laid down in a city on one side of a street.”
“He had chosen his own cloth in the end, a bright brown tweed with gas-pipe trousers.”
“And the deep-toned voice of the digger replied -- "We're laying a gas-pipe down!”
“The description of this boat says that it looks exactly like a long gas-pipe.”
“Meditations about the main gas-pipe of a great city, -- if the supply were to be stopped, what would happen?”
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