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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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Having been sent off 1-4 favourite for the 2m4f novice hurdle, Indian Pipe Dream came home as he pleased from Millards Lad.
Pipe Dream has sailed back into the river as the flagship of the Maritime Volunteer Service's Tyne Unit, based at North Shields.
Now this appears little more than a pipe dream. "Whether gay issues go forward depends mostly on the Republicans," says Hastings Wyman, editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Southern Political Report and a columnist for QSyndicate.
Development on the cheap was exposed as a pipe dream. The nightmare of ever more onerous debt payment began.
His show was unmissable if you were, like me, fascinated by foreign shores and mass air travel was still something of a pipe dream.
But it would be disastrous if the Scots were to be "sold down the river" with an illusory pipe dream of being a rich, independent country when, in fact, quite the opposite is the case.
But no case can be made for the puffed-up pipe dream of a new waterfront university.
For too long it has seemed little more than a pipe dream.
DAVID PIPE saddled his first winner for owner John Webb when Indian Pipe Dream came from off the pace to defeat Kilcannon Supreme by nine lengths in the maiden hurdle.
Becoming a plumber doesn't have to be just a pipe dream for young women.
For many, the idea of a fresh start is a pipe dream as 19% are starting 2013 with more than PS5,000 of debt on their credit card, a poll by uSwitch found.
Joe's dismissal ("a pipe dream") just about sums up the negative attitude of city councillors and Mersey travel directors that keep holding the city back.