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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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The air of the apartments is forced to pass through its pipes, and is then released with a heightened temperature.
Here are my pipes, and here are you two gentlemen who are baith acclaimed pipers.
The two first are in a sleep or stupor; the last is blowing at a kind of pipe, to kindle it.
Today I'll follow the pipes, and tomorrow I'll go to school.
The islanders, who only smoke a whiff or two at a time, and at long intervals, and who keep their pipes going from hand to hand continually, regarded my systematic smoking of four or five pipefuls of tobacco in succession, as something quite wonderful.
I bleeve I could smoke this pipe all day," said Joe.
For, like his nose, his short, black little pipe was one of the regular features of his face.
I reckon I'll have to go down and dig the pipe out," he told her.
On this same day, and about this very hour, Mr Willet the elder sat smoking his pipe in a chamber at the Black Lion.
Put a flask of wine and the largest pipe in the little vaulted room behind the hall.
But on this occasion, as she had awakened in an uncommonly pleasant humor, and was further dulcified by her pipe tobacco, she resolved to produce something fine, beautiful, and splendid, rather than hideous and horrible.
He put his pipe and his tobacco pouch into her hands, and so mastered her attention before he spoke.