from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To convey by a pipe line; to furnish with a pipe line or pipe lines.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To convey by means of a pipe-line; provide with a pipe-line.
  • n. A conduit of iron pipe, chiefly laid under ground, through which oil is forced by pumping to transport it from an oil-region to storage-tanks at a general market or refinery.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The other broken pipe-line is alone the Mexican border and is spewing illegal immigrants into the US creating an economic, environmental and a violence prone disaster.

    Commenters strongly back Arizona immigration law

  • A book on the financial crisis is also in the pipe-line; he has been bashing out thousands of words a day at his modest home in Scotland.

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  • There is currently comtemplations in the pipe-line, according to news reports, for Isreal and Syria to hold PEACE TALKS.

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  • Geoffrey Mark was the author of two other novels: The Girl and the Barbarian was a historical involving Mongol tribesmen; and The Veils of Fear is a thriller described thus: The discovery of a white girl cowering beside an oil pipe-line in a Middle Eastern desert is the start of a chain of events which brings to light a staggering twentieth century traffic in slaves.

    Geoffrey Mark

  • This is not entirely good as I've got at least four WEWY paper children down the pipe-line before I get bored with this.

    16th May '08

  • Don't forget financial pipe-line of remittances from El Otro Lado.

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  • Thereafter, the team began to fade: Veterans retired without replacements in the pipe-line.

    Recapturing Olympic Glory

  • There NEWSWEEK not only published a headline on its cover that was unsupported by its own article, but also asserted that the vice president had "created a parallel government" and "some kind of private pipe-line for half-baked or fraudulent intelligence."

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  • Thirty years ago, Big Oil built a 414-mile-long gravel road to parallel the Trans-Alaska pipe-line, from Livengood to Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean.

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  • He said there were more public private partnerships in the pipe-line, which would mostly involve the purchase of new locomotives, but he could not give details.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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