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 for Pipe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pipe \Pipe\, n. [AS. p[imac]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire,
     to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. Peep, Pibroch,
     1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes
        of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces
        musical sounds; as, a shepherd's pipe; the pipe of an
        organ. "Tunable as sylvan pipe." --Milton.
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              Now had he rather hear the tabor and the pipe.
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     2. Any long tube or hollow body of wood, metal, earthenware,
        or the like: especially, one used as a conductor of water,
        steam, gas, etc.
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     3. A small bowl with a hollow stem, -- used in smoking
        tobacco, and, sometimes, other substances.
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     4. A passageway for the air in speaking and breathing; the
        windpipe, or one of its divisions.
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     5. The key or sound of the voice. [R.] --Shak.
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     6. The peeping whistle, call, or note of a bird.
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              The earliest pipe of half-awakened birds.
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     7. pl. The bagpipe; as, the pipes of Lucknow.
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     8. (Mining) An elongated body or vein of ore.
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     9. A roll formerly used in the English exchequer, otherwise
        called the Great Roll, on which were taken down the
        accounts of debts to the king; -- so called because put
        together like a pipe. --Mozley & W.
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     10. (Naut.) A boatswain's whistle, used to call the crew to
         their duties; also, the sound of it.
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     11. [Cf. F. pipe, fr. pipe a wind instrument, a tube, fr. L.
         pipare to chirp. See Etymol. above.] A cask usually
         containing two hogsheads, or 126 wine gallons; also, the
         quantity which it contains.
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     Pipe fitter, one who fits pipes together, or applies pipes,
        as to an engine or a building.
     Pipe fitting, a piece, as a coupling, an elbow, a valve,
        etc., used for connecting lengths of pipe or as accessory
        to a pipe.
     Pipe office, an ancient office in the Court of Exchequer,
        in which the clerk of the pipe made out leases of crown
        lands, accounts of cheriffs, etc. [Eng.]
     Pipe tree (Bot.), the lilac and the mock orange; -- so
        called because their were formerly used to make pipe
        stems; -- called also pipe privet.
     Pipe wrench, or Pipe tongs, a jawed tool for gripping a
        pipe, in turning or holding it.
     To smoke the pipe of peace, to smoke from the same pipe in
        token of amity or preparatory to making a treaty of peace,
        -- a custom of the American Indians.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pipe \Pipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Piped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife,
        etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
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              A robin . . . was piping a few querulous notes. --W.
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     2. (Naut.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's
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              As fine a ship's company as was ever piped aloft.
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     3. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or
        a building.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pipe \Pipe\, v. i.
     1. To play on a pipe, fife, flute, or other tubular wind
        instrument of music.
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              We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced.
                                                    --Matt. xi.
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     2. (Naut.) To call, convey orders, etc., by means of signals
        on a pipe or whistle carried by a boatswain.
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     3. To emit or have a shrill sound like that of a pipe; to
        whistle. "Oft in the piping shrouds." --Wordsworth.
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     4. (Metal.) To become hollow in the process of solodifying;
        -- said of an ingot, as of steel.
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