Pipe clay

Definitions

  • A few of thousands of clay pipe fragments unearthed at Jamestown. The ones shown range in date from 1600 to 1700. During this 100-year period, pipes developed from small bowls to fairly large ones
    A few of thousands of clay pipe fragments unearthed at Jamestown. The ones shown range in date from 1600 to 1700. During this 100-year period, pipes developed from small bowls to fairly large ones
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pipe clay klā` A plastic, unctuous clay of a grayish white color, -- used in making tobacco pipes and various kinds of earthenware, in scouring cloth, and in cleansing soldiers' equipments.
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Usage

In literature:

The disguised lamb was already sucking the ewe; and Job lit his short clay pipe and smiled: he had been up all night.
"'Murphy'" by Major Gambier-Parry
Bones looked at the new-comer from the ventilator of his pith helmet to the soles of his pipe-clayed shoes.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
He turned and went into the kitchen now, rolling up his shirt sleeves and relighting his clay pipe.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Field did not assume to be asleep but was pulling at a short clay pipe.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
His hardened relative laughed desperately and resumed the dirty clay pipe.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
He was now sitting on an upturned bucket and smoking his clay pipe with an air of solid content.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
In one of his agitated hands, he held a half-filled glass, in the other, a short, blackened clay-pipe.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
He had theories about the Army, and coloured clay pipes perfectly.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
A penny cake of pipe-clay, which must be scraped, is the common proportion to half a lump of whiting.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
He was smoking a clay pipe and pointing out all the positions with the stem.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
One boy bought a clay pipe, and spent all his time licking it.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
His clay pipe was held lightly between his fingers.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
He was smoking a clay pipe, which his faithful body-servant replenished from time to time.
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
Of a sudden he perceived on old man seated upon a railing and smoking a clay pipe.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
Obviously, it had once been a section of clay drainage pipe, but in its sublimated estate it was far removed from common uses.
"The Master's Violin" by Myrtle Reed
The pipe clay contains leaves of trees, sometimes beautifully preserved.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
The smoke of clay pipes and sou cigars filled the room.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6" by Guy de Maupassant
There was every variety of pipes from those of common clay to the most expensive meerschaums mounted in silver and gold.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
There was no demand for tie-clips or clay-pipes.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
When dinner was over he smoked a clay pipe before the fire, and gradually his talk grew more intimate.
"May Iverson's Career" by Elizabeth Jordan
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In poetry:

Old Black Jacko
Smokes tobacco
In his little pipe of clay.
Puff, puff, puff,
He never has enough
Though he smokes it all day.
"Old Black Jacko" by C J Dennis
Forget my granny who sits on t' steps
A-smokin' her owd clay pipe!
How t' years crinkle-crankle thro' her mind
As she harks t' wailin' o' t' snipe!
"Gypsy Bride" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
With Pipe and Book at close of day,
Oh, what is sweeter, mortal, say?
It matters not what book on knee,
Old Izaak or the Odyssey,
It matters not meerschaum or clay.
"With Pipe And Book" by Richard Le Gallienne
My granny smoked a pipe of clay,
And yammered of her youth;
The hairs upon her chin were grey,
She had a single tooth;
Her mutch was grimed, I grieve to say,
For I would speak the truth.
"My Ancestors" by Robert W Service

In news:

Revision of C12 - 09 Standard Practice for Installing Vitrified Clay Pipe Lines.
's wastewater department uses the Schonstedt XT512 locator several times a week, with a sonde, to precisely locate pipe made of vitreous clay and other nonmetallic materials.
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