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  • noun A pipe or tube through which air flows.


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  • The airpipe was a peculiar organ which was attached to the nape of the Ephogers 'necks.

    Enemy in the Dark

  • The airpipe was the most sensitive and vulnerable part of their bodies and Nrrhooch knew exactly why he had selected this organ.

    Enemy in the Dark

  • Breathe shallowly so that even with a smaller airpipe, you still could breathe and buy yourself the time and wait for gravity to do the work for you.

    Near Death Experience

  • Nrrhooch moved slowly at first but quickly regained his strength as his airpipe ceased to hurt and the ringing in his ears diminished.

    Enemy in the Dark

  • Then he slid into the water and submerged himself in order to fill his ears with water and to test his breathing through the airpipe.

    Enemy in the Dark

  • He would feel a sharp pain in his airpipe till it got used to the change.

    Enemy in the Dark

  • He made a hissing noise and then began to moan under the painful pressure exerted by Nrrhooch whose right hand pressed his airpipe together.

    Enemy in the Dark

  • He was shrewdly suspected of having tried to drown another member by cutting his airpipe, so, when he died, the club celebrated the event.

    Three Elephant Power and Other Stories

  • Whenever any dampness appeared, or, what more frequently happened, any accumulation of ice had taken place during the preceding night, the necessary means were immediately adopted for removing it; in the former case usually by rubbing the wood with cloths, and then directing the warm airpipe towards the place; and in the latter by scraping off the ice, so as to prevent its wetting the deck by any accidental increase of temperature.

    Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 1

  • They couldn t copy that, but they might invent a reciprocating steam engine turning a screw-they might attach an airpipe so it could submerge-and it wouldn’t impress the outsiders, but it would cross the ocean too, at its own pace; and it would overawe any neighboring tribes.”

    The Earth Book of Stormgate


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