shepherd's pipe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shepherd's pipe a small fipple flute with four finger holes and two thumb holes
    • n shepherd's pipe a small bagpipe formerly popular in France
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Usage

In literature:

Beyond the birch-trees someone was playing on a shepherd's rustic pipe.
"The Witch and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
His shepherd's pipe was slung in his belt.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
The instruments were a child's drum, a shepherd's pipe, and a miserable fiddle.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
His nurse told him that the sound he was hearing was a shepherd's pipe.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
Our Swiss shepherd's pipe was sweet, and his tune agreeable.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 470" by Various
Presently one of the saddest songs ever written sounds from a shepherd's pipe without.
"Wagner" by John F. Runciman
Our Swiss shepherd's pipe was sweet, and his tune agreeable.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III" by Thomas Moore
All he could do to amuse himself was to talk to his dog or play on his shepherd's pipe.
"The Æsop for Children" by Æsop
That is why a shepherd's pipe is such a splendid thing.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
You will have no prophet's voice accompanied by that shepherd's pipe, and pastoral symphony.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
At the same time William was walking before them, at some little distance, amusing himself with a shepherd's pipe.
"The Looking-Glass for the Mind" by M. Berquin
Go leave the simple pipe and shepherd's strain; 35 With love delight thee, and with Abbas reign!
"The Poetical Works of William Collins" by William Collins
Then he stood up and took the shepherd's pipe from the breast of his tunic.
"The Unknown Quantity" by Henry van Dyke
In the distance was heard the melancholy sound of a shepherd's pipe.
"The Golden Age in Transylvania" by Mór Jókai
Last, here is a shepherd's pipe.
"The Shoemaker's Apron" by Parker Fillmore
He seems highly delighted with the sound of the shepherd's pipe.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
But such themes soar too high for shepherd's pipings.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
Wrote Britannia's Pastorals, Shepherd's Pipe, etc.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
If I had a shepherd's pipe I'd play it.
"In the Permanent Way" by Flora Annie Steel
Theocritus and Allan shake hands over a shepherd's pipe.
"The Gentle Shepherd: A Pastoral Comedy" by Allan Ramsay
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In poetry:

But ah, alas, my pipe of reed,
That whistles sweet over dell and lea
Let shepherds only hear your sighs
For now there's none to list to you.
"Salamuri" by Akaki Tsereteli
Fresh sward for gravel soothed my tread,
And shepherd's pipes my ear delighted;
The riddle may be lightly read:
I met two lovers newly plighted.
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell
Sheep are the shepherd's business,—let me go,—
Piping his pastime when the sun is low:
But I, alas! the other order keep,
Piping my business, and forgot my sheep.
"Corydon's Farewell To His Pipe" by Richard Le Gallienne
For me, no more I'll range the empurpled mead,
Where shepherds pipe, and virgins dance around,
Nor wander through the woodbine's fragrant shade
To hear the music of the grove resound.
"Love Elegy (in imitation of Tibullus)" by Tobias Smollett