Pipe tree

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pipe tree (Bot) the lilac and the mock orange; -- so called because their were formerly used to make pipe stems; -- called also pipe privet.
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Usage

In literature:

Here he paused, and espying a fallen tree hard by, sat himself down and began to fill his pipe.
"The Definite Object" by Jeffery Farnol
Looking around, he saw that they watered a tree by means of a pipe from a fountain.
"The Turkish Jester or, The Pleasantries of Cogia Nasr Eddin Effendi" by Nasreddin Hoca
Professor Rackbrain tells me that he was recently smoking a friendly pipe under a tree in the garden of a country acquaintance.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
A boy was sitting under a tree, with his back against it, playing on a rough wooden pipe.
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The pipe is placed against the trunk of the tree, pushed a few inches into the ground, and tied in several places tightly to the tree.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
I have sat under the Palm-trees of Tadmor; smoked a pipe among the ruins of Babylon.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
I accordingly lighted my pipe, and sat down under a tree to smoke, while the king got into his hammock again and went to sleep.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Mudge leaned back against a tree and lighted his pipe, while I sat close to him, enjoying the comparative coolness which the shade afforded.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
He sat down on one of the lowest limbs of the apple-tree and lit up his pipe.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
They are sitting at the tables under the trees on the terrace, smoking pipes and drinking something.
"Rollo on the Rhine" by Jacob Abbott
It was long past midday when Rocks sat down on a fallen tree, and filled his pipe.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
At that I rose and walked a few paces to knock out my post-breakfast pipe against an apple-tree.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Dave Andrews and Milton Scott sat out under the old apple-tree smoking their pipes and talking politics.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Roots of trees find their way into the pipe through cracks or cement joints.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
Old Pipes closely examined the trunk of the tree, which stood in the full moonlight.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Old Pipes closely examined the trunk of the tree, which stood in the full moonlight.
"A Chosen Few" by Frank R. Stockton
Yes, the man was there, smoking his pipe in the sunshine, his back against a tree, dozing.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
Scene with bridge, and trees above; figures on left, one playing a pipe.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Mr. Archibald lighted his pipe, the fire lighted the trees and the lake, and joy inexpressible lighted the heart of Margery.
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
He was lying under a tree and smoking a hideous pipe as we rode up!
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
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In poetry:

When aw sit under th' shade of a tree,
Wi mi book, or mi pipe, or mi pen,
Aw think them at's sooary for me
Had far better pity thersen.
"Old Moorcock" by John Hartley
When aw sit under th' shade ov a tree,
Wi mi book, or mi pipe, or mi pen,
Aw think them 'at's sooary for me
Had far better pitty thersen.
"Aw'm Havin' A Smook Bi Misel'," by John Hartley
And then I sang: my songs may be
Of simple note and feeble wing;
The bird that sits upon the tree—
He pipes though no one hears him sing.
"A Day Dream On The Rail" by Alexander Anderson
The shepherd pipes to the shepherdess,
The bird to his mate in the tree,
And ever she sighs as she hears their song,
"Nobody sings for me."
"My Lady Of Castle Grand" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Washing of the lonely seas,
Shaking of the guardian trees,
Piping of the salted breeze;
Day and Night and Day go by
To the endless tune of these.
"The Ruined Chapel" by William Allingham
But he—he knows that thus to pipe
Brings on the summer that shall be,
That all his perfect song is ripe
To wake the grass and touch the tree,
Until the toying day-wind weaves
A web of universal leaves.
"An April Songster" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

ROBERT LEE, Texas (AP) — Ranchers in pickup trucks here stop to ladle up puddles of street water after underground pipes crack, and wilting trees are quenched with dirty bathwater hauled from tubs to front yards.
The gifts bestowed in the famous "12 Days of Christmas" song range from grandiose (lords leaping, pipers piping and ladies dancing) to pint-sized (a partridge in a pear tree).
A maintenance worker at the Olive Tree Apartment Complex in Saginaw Township found what appeared to be a pipe-bomb around 9:00 Friday morning.
TUCSON – Rain falling on the roof of this new QuikTrip gas station trickles into pipes that water willow acacia trees and native shrubs.
PVC pipe tubes provide shelter for grey tree frogs, offering students the opportunity for an up-close experience when these tree-loving anurans enter the tubes during warmer months.
With its pipe-cleaner candles, this small fir recalls a time when Christmas trees were brightened with flame.
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