Preferred term: pipe

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1. A small cord covered with cloth, used as trimming for women's dresses.

2. Pipes, collectively; as, the piping of a house.

3. The act of playing on a pipe; the shrill noted of birds, etc.

4. A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting; also, propagation by cuttings.

1. Playing on a musical pipe. "Lowing herds and piping swains."

2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterised by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.

3. Emitting a high, shrill sound.

4. Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; from the sound of boiling fluids. Piping crow, Piping crow shrike, Piping roller, a small American tree frog (Hyla Pickeringii) which utters a high, shrill note in early spring. Piping hot, boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot.

Origin: From Pipe.

(01 Mar 1998)

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