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- n. A long plastic or paper tube through which a drink is drunk by suction.
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- n. a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
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A few days ago, someone had described in the "Children's Hour" how to make a reed-pipe out of a jointed wheat-stalk, or, failing that, out of a drinking straw with a blob of sealing wax at one end.