Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a pipe or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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pipe +‎ -like

Examples

  • It is revealed that the King is terminally ill of a fistula (to Shakespeare it was a long pipelike ulcer).

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  • My only experience with a 410 slug is on a cerial box in a tree at a distance the width of a gas pipelike right of way.

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  • Complementing this exhibition of six sculptures (from 1953-1960) are photographs (also by Smith) in which the artist staged his metalwork - made from industrial scraps and flat plates cut in idiosyncratic shapes and pipelike concave and convex forms - in the landscape near his studio at Lake George, N.Y.

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  • Down in the cave, deep in her pipelike vertical tunnel, Zoe was jackhammering away when suddenly the chisel of her jackhammer popped through the rubble at her feet and the ground gave way and she fell six feet, landing clumsily in a dark horizontal tunnel.

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  • Jack then gently pulled the skeleton of Genghis Khan off its slab, to reveal something beneath it: a round pipelike shaft that appeared to delve into the floor beneath the slab.

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  • The ore bodies tend to be pipelike and oval in plan, with dimensions of approximately 1000 by 2000 meters.

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  • There I saw a photo of a pipelike device and an article about FIM-92 Stinger ground-to-air missiles.

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  • And so, using a caesium altimeter and a digital inclinometer to get the angles and the height absolutely correct, they erected a pipelike cylinder on a tripod in their basket.

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  • It fell for twenty feet, illuminating a pipelike stone shaft on its way down, before—splonk!

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  • A steel tripod was erected above the pipelike shaft, and, led by West, one after the other, eight of the Nine abseiled down it on a rope strung from the tripod.

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