drone pipe


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drone pipe a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
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In literature:

Midway of the staircase he heard the droning of pipes.
"The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
The sakieh droned in my ears no more like distant Sicilian pipes playing at Natale.
"The Spell of Egypt" by Robert Hichens
A wench to please a man comes not down dropping from the ceiling, as he lies on his back droning a tobacco pipe.
"Epicoene" by Ben Jonson
At length the pipes droned forth, and the festive drama closed.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
The dance, a kind of jumping reel, was accompanied by droning music not unlike the pipes.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
The main characteristic of the bag-pipe is the drone ground bass which sounds without intermission.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The drone consists of a jointed pipe having a cylindrical bore and usually terminating in a bell.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
This morning Elsie overtook him as he was marching to his own silent drone of pipes.
"The Wee Scotch Piper" by Madeline Brandeis

In poetry:

"How cleft the dreary drone of man.
The shriller pipe of woman,
As Gorton led his saints elect,
Who held all things in common!
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier