• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pipe-laying the laying down of pipes for gas, water, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pípe; Dut. pijp, Ger. pfeife.


In literature:

Our uncle had lighted his pipe, and lay back on the soft grass enjoying the scene.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
His pipe lay on the floor in two pieces, having been thrown off without his perceiving it.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Finally he came back to the fireplace, filled his pipe, and lay down.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
In the caverns of his store-house, deeply sunken in the ground, Lay the mystical red pipe-stone, never yet by sachem found.
"Indian Legends of Minnesota" by Various
Prescott lay down and lighted his pipe and then looked about for a while.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
The color was a little plainer in her face than usual when she entered the room where he lay, pipe in hand, in a lounge chair.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
After drinking his tea Godfrey lighted his pipe, and Luka lay down.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
We were laying the town waterworks pipes that year, and Eli and his team had work all summer.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
I had just refilled and lighted my pipe before settling down to my vigils, and for a long time I lay there smoking and thinking.
"Ravensdene Court" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
I lay back, got my pipe going, and waited for him to speak.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
His lips moved as though talking to himself, and the hand that held the pipe lay forgotten on his knee.
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
Where one has his own water supply, however, and it is necessary to lay pipe to secure the requisite fall, the problem is more difficult.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
Laying his pipe and hat on the ground, he proceeded to get into the clean shirt.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
By her side lay a man with a pipe in his mouth, naked children, and a woman with a baby at her breast.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Peter Bligh's pipe had gone out and lay idle in his hand.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
Is he secretly laying the pipes for a reconciliation between himself and the court?
"The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion" by Eugène Sue
Whitney lay down on the floorings, for shelter and to hide the glow of his pipe.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
Let the local Corporation find the capital to make soil and lay down heating and draining pipes.
"Britain for the British" by Robert Blatchford
Luckily, he lay on his back, and the pipe from habit was held tight between his teeth, till the ashes in it became cold.
"The Vee-Boers" by Mayne Reid
Aylmer lay back upon his cloak, his head pillowed upon his arm, his pipe between his teeth.
"The Pursuit" by Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile

In poetry:

The sky is unfleck'd overhead,--
Trees languish in Sol's fervid ray,--
The earth to the heavens is wed,
And robin is piping his lay.
"In My Garden Of Roses" by John Hartley
Yee living pipes, whose stormy layes
Have borrowed breath to praise our king,
A well-tun'd thunder loudly raise:
All that have breath his honor sing.
"An Antheme" by William Strode
THYR. None of these; but out, alas!
A mischance is come to pass,
And I'll tell thee what it was:
See, mine eyes are weeping ripe.
LACON. Tell, and I'll lay down my pipe.
"A Bucolic Betwixt Two: Lacon & Thyrsis" by Robert Herrick
But on his face an expression
Of quizzical study lay,
As if he were sounding the angel
Who traveled with him that day,
And laying the pipes down slyly for an argument on the way.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton
The tinchel closes. Terror, & plunging, swipes.
I lay my ears back. I am about to die.
My cleft feet drum.
Fierce, the two-footers club. My green world pipes
a finish—for us all, my love, not some.
Crumpling, I—why,—
"Dream Song 56: Hell is empty. O that has come to pass" by John Berryman

In news:

Pipe breaks caused by poor workmanship in construction phase--laying and support of pipes.
Pipe-laying halted at Harter Road site by Lynn Meredith It was all going so well at the Harter Road construction site, until workers encountered quicksand at 1,000 feet when trying to lay the sanitary sewer line.
I have built so many frameson it that I can now just lay a pattern on the jig and know where to cutthe hole in the frame to weld a piece of pipe, o...
Oil worker lay pipe into an oil well in Talpa, Texas, Friday, May 23, 2008.
The key driver in the market often tends to be seasonality, as summer is the longest period of pipe -laying activity.
The EPA began laying pipes to bring clean water to homes with contaminated wells (more).
Now 66yrs young, Lemmy is a legend in many ways, his riffs are like none other, he can party anyone of us under the table, AND not to mention Lemmy lays more pipe than a plumber.
Believed to have started when a rock fall broke electric trolley wires, which then ignited timber and a wooden flush pipe, the fire lay 250 feet below ground.
If that extra copper piping you had laying around has suddenly vanished, the Genesee County Sheriff's Department says you probably didn't misplace it.
A device at the bottom of an overshot for centering the upward looking end of pipe that may be laying against the casing.