• WordNet 3.6
    • n drainpipe a pipe through which liquid is carried away
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Drainpipe A pipe used for carrying off surplus water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drainpipe A pipe used in draining.
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In literature:

At the top of the window frame we could see an uprooted drainpipe.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
The drainpipes from the roof have decayed to such a degree that in some instances as little as a quarter of the pipe remains.
"The Pivot of Civilization" by Margaret Sanger
You are one of the main drainpipes of English gold.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
For this reason chloride of lime is an excellent disinfectant of drainpipes.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
It was a piece of drainpipe with a rough rim at the edge of the hole.
"Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's" by Laura Lee Hope
In the course of time they reach the quiet upper reaches of the river or go up rivulets and drainpipes to the isolated ponds.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
The Cap'n starts in bumpin' and thrashin' violent in there, like a pup that's crawled into a drainpipe and got himself stuck.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Ned closed his hand on the tube of the bazooka and it was so much old drainpipe.
"Arm of the Law" by Harry Harrison
This drainpipe is best laid with regular sewer pipe and without cement in the joints.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
When the drainpipe of a kitchen sink is stopped up, you can often clear it by sprinkling lye down it, and then adding boiling water.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne

In poetry:

Your baby has gorn dahn the drainpipe
And the chlorine is bad for his eyes
He's havin' a swim, and it's healthy for him
He needed the exercise
"Biby's Epitaph" by Anonymous British
The twins have been crying for Daddy all night
And Mother’s too tender to slap ‘em
So she gave them a bath, but one slipped down the plug
And he’s stuck in a drainpipe in Clapham.
"Father Come Home" by Billy Bennett
I suddenly smeared the weekday map
splashing paint from a glass;
On a plate of aspic I revealed the ocean's slanted cheek. On the scales of a tin fish
I read the summons of new lips. And you could you perform
a nocturne on a drainpipe flute?
"And Could You?" by Vladimir Mayakovsky

In news:

TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME – Barnstable police wave off a motorist headed east on Route 6A July 31, as flooding caused by a drainpipe cemented shut closed a section of the road.
Marc Brown, a member of the lifeguard 's river rescue team, volunteered to be lowered by rope into the drainpipe near Monument Road and Hollister Street last Nov 20 to pull out a man who was a dozen feet down.
A city of San Diego lifeguard who rescued a suspected illegal immigrant from a Tijuana River Valley drainpipe during a flood received a national award for valor at today's City Council meeting.
(AP) _ A nine -year-old Kansas City boy is dead after he was sucked into a drainpipe in a flooded ditch.
His own breath where rain drizzled and drainpipes leaked, the paint peeling, shutters closed tight, courtyards below where residents' bicycles.
One of the men who pulled former Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Gadhafi from a drainpipe last year has been buried after he was kidnapped by Gadhafi supporters and tortured , later dying of his injuries.