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  • n. Plural form of pipestem.

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Examples

  • If someone say “Say whut?” point to the sky and say “Soon, it will be raining pipestems.”

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  • The men did not even talk, peering silently into their ale or tapping pipestems against their teeth in impatience, as they waited for Tam and Bran to join them.

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  • Mal Shaff's head now was on a level with the other's chest; his huge arms seemed toylike in comparison with those of Ouglat, his legs mere pipestems.

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  • The pistols and coin soon settled to the bottom, but the pipes, pipestems, tobacco, and canteens clattered and floundered after the Dictionary every time it made an assault on us, and aided and abetted the book by spilling tobacco in 5 our eyes and water down our backs.

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  • But then I never was very sturdy on my legs ... which were then like brittle pipestems ....

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  • The twigs of the sage-brush snapped like brittle pipestems as he pushed through them.

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  • Theodore, whom one of his fellow travelers on the steamer remembers as "a tall thin lad with bright eyes and legs like pipestems," developed rapidly in mind, but the asthma still tormented him and threatened to make a permanent invalid of him.

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  • Ye do your work, and ye swallow the kerosene ile and rubber pipestems dished up to ye by the Dago cook for food.

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  • Old Cousin Samuel Morgan was restless with nothing to do but watch and await coming events; and as he was quite an artist, he conceived the idea of carving some pipes and pipestems as souvenirs for his children, grandchildren, and friends, to while away idle moments.

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  • He made pipes of this stone and carved fishes on them that were perfectly executed, and many pipestems that had various devices on them.

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