• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Feed-pipe a pipe for supplying a boiler or cistern with water
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. f├ędan, to feed.


In literature:

The engineer had disconnected the feed-pipes to clean out the rust.
"Adventure" by Jack London
The feed pipe is of copper, 2 inches diameter.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
He wants some milk, he said, and undid the leather girdle and placed the feeding-pipe into the lamb's mouth.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
This empties the pipe, and the slow process of feeding the bowl is lazily repeated.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
We almost invariably had trouble with the feed-pipes leading from it.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
It was just as well, too, for the feed-pipe was plugged in the lamp and the wicks were popping.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
When they had finished they lighted their pipes and went out to feed the dogs a frozen fish apiece.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
How would you prevent injector feed pipes or tank hose from freezing in winter when not in use?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
A shrill but feeble pipe is the cry of the sandpiper, disturbed on his moist feeding-ground.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
The feed pipe from the gasoline tank was examined, but it seemed to provide a good flow.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose

In news:

For reaction crystallization in a semi-batch reactor setup, if a atomizer nozzle is attached to the feed pipe, would the product quality be affected.
' Piping plover chicks feed themselves.
STAFF PHOTO/LOHR McKINSTRY The sewer- pipe trestle that feeds the Ticonderoga Wastewater Treatment Plant is getting rebuilt this year.
Including pipe , fittings, valves, leak detection, injection quills and chemical feed skids, the thermally fused system uses no glues and features minimal threaded connections.
The road around Lake Mead will see a sporadic parade of concrete trucks Thursday, as material is hauled in to feed construction of a new water intake pipe hundreds of feet underground.