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1‘a central-heating pipe’
tube, conduit, hose, main, duct, line, channel, canal, conveyor, pipeline, drain, tubing, piping, siphon, cylinder
2‘he smokes a pipe’
tobacco pipe, meerschaum, clay pipe
Northern English Scottish cutty
Irish historical dudeen
rare calabash, calumet, chibouk, hookah, narghile, calean, hubble-bubble, bong, chillum
3‘someone was playing a pipe’
whistle, penny whistle, flute, recorder, fife
4‘Scottish regimental pipes and drums’
Irish uillean pipes
1‘the beer is piped into barrels’
convey, channel, siphon, run, feed, lead, bring
2‘the programmes will be piped in from London’
transmit, feed, lead, patch
3‘he heard a tune being piped’
play on a pipe
play the pipes, tootle, whistle
4‘outside a curlew piped’
chirp, cheep, chirrup, twitter, chatter, warble, trill, peep, sing, shrill, squeal, squeak
be quiet, quieten down, be silent, fall silent, hush, stop talking, hold one's tongue
shut up, shut one's face, shut one's gob, shut one's mouth, shut one's trap, button up, button it lip, button one's lip, belt up, wrap up, wrap it up, put a sock in it
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