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  • n. Plural form of drainpipe.


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  • Meltwater sometimes overwhelms the interior "drainpipes" of glaciers and causes them to lurch forward, possibly explaining the widespread acceleration of glaciers observed worldwide ...


  • TRIBAL LEADERSTeddy Boys, Mods and RockersIn drape jackets, drainpipes and creepers, Teddy boys roamed the streets as rock 'n' roll took root in Britain.

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  • They were drainpipes, out of fashion, and I was the laughing stock of the school.

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  • While the mill office pays homage to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the factory floor is set under a vaulted and top-lit roof supported by a forest of cast-iron columns doubling up as drainpipes.

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  • Orphaned Eton schoolboy James Bond trains for his later death-defying escapes by climbing school roofs and shinning down drainpipes as well as seeing off school bullies, whose character traits resemble his later opponents.

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  • One exception: Noel Fielding may continue to wear his drainpipes.

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  • We could all have tips on lock picking and scaling drainpipes! on March 30, 2010 at 11: 50 pm allcoppedout

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  • Oil drums, drainpipes, corrugated roofs, each a corroded excremental brown.

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  • Lloyd hangs up and returns to the window, gazing out at Sixth Arrondissement apartment buildings, white walls dirtied where rain drizzled and drainpipes leaked, the paint peeling, shutters closed tight, courtyards below where residents 'bicycles huddle, handlebars and pedals and spokes jammed into each other, zinc roofs overhead, capped chimney pipes streaking white smoke across white sky.

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  • As presented to the city for a building permit in 1901, it was 20 stories plus an attic, 286 feet tall, and "besides steel, it would consist almost entirely of terra cotta, a material much used by the ancients for their tiles and drainpipes, and now being reinvented as a state-of-the-art product for skyscrapers."

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