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  • n. A device for putting a hole in a pipe.
  • n. A device or mechanism for clearing obstructions in a pipe.
  • n. A practice event; a warm-up.
  • n. A brisk walk or other aerobic exercise; a constitutional.
  • n. An example that serves as an introduction.


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  • The 2009 Hardwicke winner Bronze Cannon 6.55 should benefit from a pipe-opener last time out and looks the class act here.

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  • With racing the next day, it was little more than a pipe-opener, and the string presently slowed to walk home.

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  • Farther over towards the right the East Anglian division, the "Cameliers," and a brigade of Light Horse -- to the last-named of which we ourselves were attached -- began just before noon to advance, after the "pipe-opener" of the early morning.

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  • The old man would have wrecked the Great Buchonian before breakfast for a pipe-opener.

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  • Rake could not pull in till he had had a mile-long "pipe-opener."

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  • For what had seemed a straightforward pipe-opener prior to taking on stablemate Kauto Star, this proved a near disaster. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Padraig Harrington as Ireland's top world-ranked player, rising to a career-high seventh as the Dubliner slipped to 10th after missing the cut in his 2010 pipe-opener, the Los Angeles. - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Lake Poet has not been back to Epsom since spending last year in Dubai, but returned to Brittain for this season and ran quite nicely on what looked like a pipe-opener at Pontefract last time.

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  • Some 26 000 spectators were treated to a nine-try feast, although the home crowd would be the first to agree that the Stormers would have to brush up on their act somewhat by the time the Sharks arrive for the Super 14 pipe-opener at the same venue in three weeks 'time.

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  • While it was a welcome pipe-opener for established names such as Herita Ilunga and Jack Collison, there was also a tantalising glimpse of two players who are set to play a part in Tony Carr's Under-18 set-up this coming season

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