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Pipe, subst. 1) a tube: “your statue spouting blood in many --s,” Caes. II, 2, 85. Applied to the veins of the body: Lucr. 1455. Cor. V, 1, 54.
2) throat, windpipe: “Philomel stops her p.” Sonn. 102, 8 (ceases to sing). Hence == voice: “thy small pipe is as the maiden's organ,” Tw. I, 4, 32. Cor. III, 2, 113.
3) a tubular wind instrument: rumour is a p. blown by surmises, H4B Ind. Cor. III, 2, 113 “the p. of Hermes,” H5 III, 7, 18. split thy brazen p. (== trumpet) Troil. IV, 5, 7. “they are not a p. for fortune's finger,” Hml. III, 2, 75. will you play upon this p.? (a recorder) Hml. III, 2, 75 Hml. III, 2, 75 Especially used by shepherds and other peaceful musicians: Pilgr. 271. Mids. II, 1, 67. Rom. IV, 5, 96. Oth. III, 1, 20. the tabor and the p. (opposed to the drum and the fife) Ado II, 3, 15. Wint. IV, 4, 183. cf. Piping in R3 I, 1, 24.
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