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Pipe, vb. 1) to play on a pipe: “when shepherds p. on oaten straws,” LLL V, 2, 913. “in this weak --ing time of peace,” R3 I, 1, 24 (when the pipe is sounding instead of the fife; or, perhaps, when no manly martial voice is heard, but only that of women and children).
2) to whistle, to have a shrill sound: “the winds, --ing to us in vain,” Mids. II, 1, 88. “his big manly voice, turning again toward childish treble, --s and whistles in his sound,” As II, 7, 162. to p. for == to whistle for, to give up for lost (German: nachpfeifen): “and then we may go p. for justice,” Tit. IV, 3, 24.
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