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PIPE, Eng. laid. The name of a roll in the exchequer otherwise called the Great Roll. A measure containing two hogsheads; one hundred and twenty-six gallons is also called a pipe.

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Pipe Down was started by recovering addict Araminta Jonsson, 31, and is a creative outlet for addicts and people affected by addiction in all forms.
Araminta used the Pipe Down as a springboard to get her current job at International Conferences on Addiction and Associated Disorders, who bring experts together to talk about addiction.
A very heavy pipe can be effortlessly aligned with a pipe laser when it is suspended by a cable before it is set, as opposed to setting the full weight of the pipe down, then shifting it manually.
As Blessed has a voice that could wake the dead, you half expect them to demand that he pipe down because he's ruining their sleep.
However, Marsh posing with a perfectly manicured finger pressed across her pouting lips, wrote that silly little boys need to pipe down and stop telling lies.
Pipe Down Niall Madden 5th, 2m4f maiden hurdle, Punchestown, November 16 With a 16-1 shot and a 100-1 shot filling the first two places in this maiden hurdle and with the favourite unseating his rider, it is natural to question what sort of race it was.
The retained fire crew managed to get a pipe down the man's throat, dislodging the obstruction, after he collapsed at the Oswestry Show in Shropshire.
After sending an oxygen pipe down the hole to ensure the child could still breathe, they had to use a single rope with a loop at the end to pull the youngster out.
I'm flattered, obviously but I've been advised to just pipe down about it.
Others just need to pipe down and stop calling the unions.
In use, the operator rolls the pipe down the rack and onto the integral pipe rollers where it is easily fed into a nearby McElroy fusion machine.
When a few MPs politely asked him to pipe down, Joyce apparently went ballistic - headbutting one and punching out the rest screaming: