from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A last pipe smoked before going to bed.
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Other professional men smoked -- we read in Fielding's "Amelia" of a doctor who in the evening "smoked his pillow-pipe, as the phrase is" -- and among the rest of the people of equal or lower social standing smoking was as generally practised as in the preceding century.
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