Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pipe of a pipe-organ. See pipe.
- n. Figuratively, the throat; the windpipe; hence, the voice.
- n. In costume, a large piping; a rounded flute.
“The organ-pipe effect seemed to amplify the massed choirs of a bird I had always known as a rather annoying species of attention-seeking chirpy-chappie pecking a tiny mirror in a cage.”
“The first two hours of this drive are especially fine -- four-lane toll road, some of it through mountain desert filled with giant saguaro and organ-pipe cactus.”
“The organ-pipe cactus blasted out louder music, and they began to dance.”
“The foothills loomed up here, too -- more lava formations, huge rocks balanced on top of each other and strewn along slopes that also bore catclaw, cholla, organ-pipe cactus abloom with pink and white and lavender flowers.”
“They were frequently double, but the prototype of the reed organ-pipe is to be seen in the clarinet, where the reed is single and beats against the mouthpiece.”
“Figure 19, which shows the construction of a reed organ-pipe.”
“Of course, an artificial mouthpiece has to be provided for our organ-pipe, but this is called the _boot_.”
“Thus, by similarity of form we have _brain_ coral, _organ-pipe_ coral, _mushroom_ coral, _staghorn_ coral, etc.”
“This causes them to emit musical sounds of a pitch proportioned to their length, as in an organ-pipe.”
“The two vocal cords which act simultaneously and are anatomically alike, when set in vibration by the blast of air coming from the lungs, correspond to the reed of the organ-pipe; the vibration of the cords, producing sound, which is communicated to the air enclosed in the cavities of the chest and head.”
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