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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I have nothing against busking but pipe down please.
It was here he came across Pipe Down, a magazine written by recovering and active drug addicts, and his life changed.
"Perhaps all men, myself included, should pipe down and not try to explain it and not try to comment on it."
Pipe down - they are on their way and just be glad we are in the Premier League.
Consistent wear properties are guaranteed throughout the pipe down to 75 percent of the overlay thickness as opposed to just the overlay surface.
But, rather than tell him to pipe down, she gave him a pat on the back.
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.