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  • v. Present participle of pipeclay.

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Examples

  • Redmond Barry, the descendant or the Barrys, the fashionable young blood of Dublin, pipeclaying his belt and carrying his brown

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • The sergeant-major's nephew was found in the act of pipeclaying a pair of gauntlet gloves which bore my number, and the immediate consequence of this was a stand-up fight in the riding-school in the presence of some fifty or sixty of the men and two or three officers who looked on from the gallery.

    The Making Of A Novelist An Experiment In Autobiography

  • It was in a lovely part of Portugal, and the regiment was halting among the mountains after a long weary tramp; fires had been lit for cooking, and the men were lying and sitting about, sleeping, cleaning their firelocks, pipeclaying their belts, and trying to make themselves look as smart as they could considering that they were all more or less ragged and torn after a fortnight's tramp in all weathers in pursuit of

    Our Soldier Boy

  • And the great gaupus never seed that I were pipeclaying the same places twice over.

    Ruth

  • I'd my baize apron on, and the tails of my bed-gown pinned together behind, down on my knees, pipeclaying the kitchen, when a knock comes to the back door.

    Ruth

  • Dublin, pipeclaying his belt and carrying his brown Bess. '

    Barry Lyndon

  • The pipeclaying of the breeches, I was saying, was the most fashious job, let alone courtship, that ever mortal man put his hand to.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • _real_ study of their profession, not in powdering, pipeclaying, blacking, polishing, and such military fopperies.

    Travels in the United States of America Commencing in the Year 1793, and Ending in 1797. With the Author's Journals of his Two Voyages Across the Atlantic.

  • At last I got desperate cross, he were so in my way; so I made two big crosses on the tails of his brown coat; for you see, whenever he went, up or down, he drew out the tails of his coat from under him, and stuck them through the bars of the chair; and flesh and blood could not resist pipeclaying them for him; and a pretty brushing he'd have, I reckon, to get it off again.

    Ruth

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