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Pipe down that guff, you unlicked cub, or I'll crown you with a proof-bar!

Then he put his pipe down, kissed her, and lifted her off his knee.

He let the smoke out with a long sigh and laid the pipe down.

He laid his pipe down on the table and stared at the mantelpiece.

I put my pipe down, intending to strike while the iron was hot.

We can unscrew the pipe down to the drain, and can fasten the hose to it with a union, I expect.

He can tie knots and box the compass and say "pipe down" and everything.

"Suppose you 'heroes' pipe down there," came from the darkness just then.

Ole Brer Wolf, he let de 'barker smoke oozle thoo he nose, he did, en den he open bofe eyes en lay he pipe down.

Jackson looked, and involuntarily laid his pipe down on the log beside him to look again.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English pipe "musical wind instrument," also "tube to convey water," from Vulgar Latin *pipa "a pipe, tube-shaped musical instrument" (source of Italian pipa, French pipe, Old Frisian pipe, German Pfeife, Danish pibe, Swedish pipa, Dutch pijp), a back-formation from Latin pipare "to chirp or peep," of imitative origin. All tubular senses ultimately derive from "small reed, whistle." Meaning "device for smoking" first recorded 1590s. Pipe-bomb attested from 1960. Pipe-cleaner recorded from 1863.

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