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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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The show included a spectacular presentation by 30 tiny musicians from Brooklyn's Public School 345 Concert Band, after which the assembled throng marched across Central Park, to the sound of Duke Ellington's amazing two-note composition "C-Jam Blues"-led by 40 Fifth Graders from the nearby Allen Stevenson School piping away passionately on their recorders.
Spud, real name Calum Fraser, said last night: "I was piping away when I was knocked off my feet.
Spud, 40, of Aviemore, said: "I was piping away when I was knocked off my feet.