Pipe-office

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pipe-office formerly an office in the Court of Exchequer in which the clerk of the pipe made out crown-land leases
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pípe; Dut. pijp, Ger. pfeife.

Usage

In literature:

The clerk's office contents itself with a stove, the pipe of which goes into the chimney, if there be a chimney.
"Bureaucracy" by Honore de Balzac
Roderick, the piper, he says, has a grand collection of pipe tunes given him by an officer of the Black Watch.
"Penelope's Irish Experiences" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
One afternoon as he wandered into Bok's office, he was just putting his pipe away.
"The Americanization of Edward Bok" by Edward William Bok
When they reached the office Festing studied the drawings, and then giving them to Charnock, lighted his pipe.
"The Girl From Keller's" by Harold Bindloss
And so home to the Office, ended my letters, and, to spare my eyes, home, and played on my pipes, and so to bed.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1668" by Samuel Pepys
The Virgin composed the difficulty in Marquette's case; the pipe of peace did the same office for La Salle.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 1." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
You not hear de officer say he turn a steam-pipe over you?
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
The Herald's College gives precedence to the Patent-Office, and the shepherd's pipe to the steam-whistle.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6, No. 38, December, 1860" by Various
It was a log house and he had a office for his boys to read and write and smoke cob pipes in.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
An officer brings his glasses down slowly, blinks, feels for a pipe, lights it.
"With Botha in the Field" by Eric Moore Ritchie
One afternoon as he wandered into Bok's office, he was just putting his pipe away.
"A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After" by Edward Bok
Another officer, also alone, is sitting in silence smoking a pipe: it is Mr. Jerrold.
"From the Ranks" by Charles King
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
The office of the oakum is to prevent the cement from getting on the inside of the pipe.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
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 questioned, an officer, who was sitting at the entrance, pointed over his shoulder with his pipe-stem to a dark corner.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
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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.
Found in a Dumpster behind Roger Scaggs' office, this garbage bag contained the pipe, the knife, five latex gloves, and Penny Scaggs' wedding ring, diamond necklace, and tennis bracelet.
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 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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