Sand-pipes

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Sand-pipes perpendicular cylindrical hollows, tapering to a point, occurring in chalk deposits, and so called from being usually filled with sand, gravel, or clay
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sand; Dut. zand, Ger. sand, Ice. sand-r.

Usage

In literature:

I sat down in a ditch, as merry as a sand-boy, and lit a pipe.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
How did they keep that sand-pipe from caving in on them?
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Sometimes, on lazy afternoons, we lolled on the sand in camp, and smoked pipes and read some old well-worn novels.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
How did they keep that sand-pipe from caving in on them?
"Following the Equator, Part 3" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Smith lit his pipe, sat down on the sand, and waited.
"Smith and the Pharaohs, and Other Tales" by Henry Rider Haggard
This drew them like a magnet, and, as I lit my pipe, their boat scraped the sand, and, getting out, they hauled her up and came towards me.
"The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Sometimes, on lazy afternoons, we lolled on the sand in camp, and smoked pipes and read some old well-worn novels.
"Roughing It, Part 3." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The three men lighted their pipes and squatted in the sand by the well hole.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Long-beaked birds came to the sand and piped a sharp and anxious note, or chattered like children.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
We cut through the sand, and four or five feet into the clay, and laid one course only of two-inch pipe-tiles at the bottom.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
But at night, when alone with his pipe in his study, the lavender sands, the violet peaks, the vivid saffron skies returned with power.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
Another good way to bend pipe is to plug one end and fill the pipe full of sand, then plug the open end.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
He sat down on the sand, and began to fill his pipe.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
As he was running up stairs, just as he passed the door of the sand-box, he heard a faint piping.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Tar coating is, however, not allowed in New York, because it conceals the sand holes and other flaws in the pipes.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
They quieted down after this and, slouching into the sand, lighted their pipes and waited.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Bohemianism, when I arrived in London, was emigrating from the tavern of sanded floors and clay pipes into Clubland.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
On the sands close by, some young Greek girls were dancing to a pipe.
"Jan Vedder's Wife" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
I mean the shape of the pipe at the place where it touches the sand.
"Scamping Tricks and Odd Knowledge" by John Newman
Having warmed themselves, the men sat upon the sand, and produced pipes and tobacco.
"Rounding up the Raider" by Percy F. Westerman
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In poetry:

The poor sandpiper cannot pipe
He's all wheezed up and croaked
He's swallowed so much sand
His blinking carburettors choked!
"Mandalay 1" by Billy Bennett
Cries in the mud by the thatch'd house sand drain
Sleeps in huge pipes in the wet shit-field rain
waits by the pump well, Woe to the world!
whose children still starve in their mother's arms curled.
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

On a small, homemade barge, built from the skeleton of an old ship, a gray slurry of bay bottom sand flows out of a pipe into a bucket.
Pipe may have broken a half mile from Sand Creek spill site.
30 pm on Nov 7, an incident involving an onshore pipe occurred at the SANDAG Regional Beach Sand project worksite in Solana Beach.
Fabricating and repairing pipe in the oil-rich tar sands of Alberta, Canada, is an enormous, ongoing project that requires specialized equipment to meet a variety of challenges.
Paul Tinks, of Harwinton, shovels sand into the foundation of his home on Hawks Nest Beach in Old Lyme to protect the pipes from freezing.
The operating principles of the sand probe are based on the Electrical Resistance (ER) corrosion probe technique which relies on the erosive effects of sand particles on thin non- corrosive elements mounted on a probe inserted into the pipe.
Whether the pipe floats or is submerged depends on whether dredged sand is being pumped through it.
A recovery process in which a larger pipe is used with circulation to surround and capture a pipe stuck in sand or cuttings.
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