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  • He can play the daylights out of full-on postbop or explore north-Euro ambience, but he calls his hard-hitting Karma fusion group his "grunge band" – a misnomer for a rare splicing of rich-toned, pipe-like themes, fiercely guttural up-tempo tenor improv, Arabic and Irish music, and tight grooving.

    This week's new live music

  • That paved the way for the installation of a pipe-like connector called a flange spool that will sit on top of the spewing well bore.

    New Cap On Gulf Oil Leak: BP 'Pleased' But No Promises

  • Most are found in kimberlites, which are pipe-like formations created as a result of volcanic and tectonic activity.

    Diamond

  • At the time, the sheriff's department there said they found pipe-like bomb materials in their car and they've been held while an investigation went on without charges.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2007

  • His cloak had been taken away from him, and without it he looked curiously naked: a robot with a thorax like an upside-down bottle, with narrow pipe-like arms tied at the wrists behind his back and spindly legs thrust out before him, the broken one at an odd angle, its knee ruined.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • On an analysis based on, you know, around airports, where could a man with a pipe-like device, which is kind of ungainly and big and long and has a signature, where could that person just stand upright or even be in a kind of concealed position and let one of these missiles go?

    CNN Transcript Jun 1, 2002

  • FISTULA n. a narrow passage or duct: an artificially-made opening (med): a long narrow pipe-like ulcer (path.): a tube through which the wine of the eucharist was once sucked from the chalice.

    a better woman

  • They varied in shape from long, pipe-like forms to round, ball-like creatures.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • One, squatting on his haunches before the cringing boy, held a pipe-like thing in his hand.

    The Pool Of The Black One

  • The plain, military collar emphasizes the thinness of the slender woman's throat; but the soft crushed fold of velvet apparently enlarges the pipe-like proportions of the thin woman's neck, as may be seen in sketch No. 70.

    What Dress Makes of Us

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