Pipe office

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pipe office an ancient office in the Court of Exchequer, in which the clerk of the pipe made out leases of crown lands, accounts of cheriffs, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

The Virgin composed the difficulty in Marquette's case; the pipe of peace did the same office for La Salle.
"Life On The Mississippi, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I'm sick for a pipe;' and I will not write any more about it; and if I do, I will do it here in the office, and that is all there is to it.
"Van Bibber and Others" by Richard Harding Davis
He was never happier than when smoking his short pipe by the fire in our inner office.
"The Life Story of an Old Rebel" by John Denvir
Mr. Brackett was before the fire in the office, hiccuping with repletion and stuffing tobacco into the bowl of his clay pipe.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
Then did the sentry take his pipe from his mouth and confidentially tap his officer upon the shoulder.
"The Story of Baden-Powell" by Harold Begbie
It was the office building of the pipe foundry that burned on the night of July fifteenth, and the fire was incendiary.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
Anderson had two comfortable old chairs in his office, and a goodly assortment of pipes, for he was a great smoker.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
At another fire a short distance away sat Lieutenant Earle, the officer of the guard, nodding over his pipe.
"George at the Fort" by Harry Castlemon
Of course, Friday he walked back to the office for his pipe.
"Salthaven" by W. W. Jacobs
Most of the officers and men then smoked their pipes, which served to dry the awnings.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
I went at once to Conkwright's office and found him with his feet on a table, contentedly smoking a cob pipe.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
From this point the officer crossed over to the starboard side of the vessel and at a large stand-pipe stooped down.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
While we were smoking our final pipes, two young officers turned up.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
Then he stood in the darkened office, sighed, lit his pipe and went home.
"Sound of Terror" by Don Berry
In the corridor a tall English officer sat on his bag and puffed his pipe at us.
"A "Y Girl in France" by Katherine Shortall
In the evening, the two men I had with me and myself, used to get our pipes and sit in front of the office and smoke.
"Adventures and Reminiscences of a Volunteer" by George T. Ulmer
When he got to his office, he ordered a pot of coffee and made out a requisition for a pipe wrench.
"Wait for Weight" by Jack McKenty
Grimes, rising from the doorstep of his office, knocked the last ashes from his pipe and passed indoors.
"The Hole in the Wall" by Arthur Morrison
Our two censors in the office are smoking their pipes very gravely.
"The Invasion" by William Le Queux
I walked back to the President's house and sat comfortably down in my office to think the position over with the help of a pipe.
"The Four Corners of the World" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
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In poetry:

The Business Man may fret and sweat
In his black coat, for etiquette,
And grow in shop and office old,
And gather wrinkles with his gold -
I sit in shirt-sleeves cool and bland,
With pipe in mouth and pen in hand.
"Omarism" by Victor James Daley

In news:

Prosecutors say undercover officers bought bongs and pipe screens at the store three times in recent weeks.
CRANFORD — On Feb 14 at the Brookside Avenue School parking lot, Officer Spencer Durkin of the Cranford Police Department arrested a man and charged him with having a crack pipe.
A Berryville police officer fired his service weapon in self-defense when a town man attacked him with a metal pipe on April 20, state police said Friday.
Every office has a person who has taken a few too many drags on the pep pipe.
DESERT HOT SPRINGS- A team of officers recovered a kitten that had gotten trapped in underground PVC pipes in a Desert Hot Springs vacant lot Thursday afternoon.
Mike McNicholas of the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office helped remove the 5-foot-long rat snake from some overhead pipe space.
PORTSMOUTH — A construction crew upgrading sewer lines on Middle Street negligently capped underground drainage pipes coming from an office.
Officers said the five units were stripped of their coils, copper pipes and wiring.
A company that provides drilling mud, pipe and fracking tanks to support natural gas operations in the Upper Ohio Valley soon will relocate its field office from Buckhannon, W.Va. To Fox Commerce Park.
A traffic stop necessitated a visit from the Sheriff's Office bomb squad when the discovery of a meth pipe led to a pipe bomb in a pickup truck.
An off-duty police officer walking his dogs yesterday morning found a pipe bomb on a Queens street corner, the authorities said.
Laurence Stewart II allegedly threw several pipe bomb s at law enforcement officers.
Laurence Stewart II allegedly threw several pipe bomb s at officers during pursuit.
Officers find pipe bomb in vehicle.
A Great Falls judge set bail at $2 million for a Virginia man who authorities say threw pipe bomb s at officers while leading them on a 40-mile chase in a stolen car.
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