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  • noun A pipe of a boiler, through which steam passes.

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Examples

  • It's certainly not an identity, like being a college professor, an accountant or a steampipe fitter.

    So. Are You Still An Architect?

  • It's certainly not an identity, like being a college professor, an accountant or a steampipe fitter.

    July 2006

  • ROBERTS: And let's not forget, it was a morning just like this one about three weeks ago that saw later in the day that huge steampipe explosion in New York City that may have been caused by that extra rain getting around the steampipes.

    CNN Transcript Aug 8, 2007

  • A few weeks ago we had the [steampipe explosion] at 41st Street and three years ago the entire [electrical] grid went out, although that was the entire Northeast.

    Commute From Hell

  • In the bath I have moved the hot chamber to the other corner of the dressing-room, because it was so placed that its steampipe was immediately under the bedrooms.

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 The Whole Extant Correspodence in Chronological Order

  • Red-headed brakeman (kiddies of his own at home), frostbitten by standing all night between the couplings, holding parts of broken steampipe together so the Pullman car will keep warm.

    Plum Pudding Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned

  • Minor uses are in the polishing of plate glass, in the manufacture of dental plaster, in white pigments, in steampipe coverings, and as a filler in cotton goods.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • The steampipe has added to her population and wealth the equivalent of four or five Englands.

    X. English Traits. Wealth

  • "Do you remember carrying me from the number seven culvert clean back to the station after the steampipe broke?"

    The Daughter of a Magnate

  • The car, coupled to a steampipe, stood just east of the station, and

    The Daughter of a Magnate

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