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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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Piping down, letting us hear less of what they are going to stand and what they are not going to stand.
A second man was described as being of medium build, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 10in tall, wearing a black jacket with white piping down the sleeves and a beige hat.
began piping down a sweet melody from Johann Sebastian Bach.