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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pipe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed with a pipe; having pipe or pipes; tubular.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tubular or fistulous; formed with or into a tube or pipe.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Just when I resolved to listen to the version française, * in piped the President again, overriding the French!

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The bigger problem I think is when you get * real* distributed computing yubnub-style - piped web APIs, but which are not in piped syntax, but some Java-like syntax - com. yubnub.test.

    [Programming] The Proper naming pattern: Extract the guts of foo() into fooProper()

  • The Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Mackay were piped from the banquet hall to the Toronto Room where they received the guests.

    Dinner In Honour of The Honourable J. Keiller Mackay

  • It was early in the days of Madrono Ranch, at the time of Mrs. Mortimer's second visit, that Billy drove in with a load of pipe; and house, chicken yards, and barn were piped from the second-hand tank he installed below the house-spring.

    Chapter 20

  • "But, Con," argued Anna, "an extra on Sunday evening, brought away down here --" The call piped nearer.

    Kincaid's Battery

  • Jack, who did not understand this, fared badly, and it was not till the calls piped belay, that he could recover his legs, after having been trampled upon by half the starboard watch, and the breath completely jammed out of his body.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

  • I knew something was up, and when at the end of the song, a jingle in English piped up singing "Mood 92", I thought that I had entered a Twighlight Zone episode in which my car radio had managed to channel a 1980s suburban lite-rock radio station.


  • You've made everything from pool ball cupcakes to Thanksgiving placecard cupcakes with each guest's name piped into handmade sugarpaste leaf.

    Cupcake interview with Anne Heap of Pink Cake Box

  • My name is piped in through the intercom system, and I come to the front of the cell and peer at the DO who is speaking into the microphone in the central booth.


  • In the 10 minutes before the doors hissed me back out into the cold I heard the word casually piped, murmured and drawled three dozen or more times, by smooth-cheeked young bairns and well-kempt old men. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph


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