pipe cleaner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pipe cleaner cleaning implement consisting of a flexible tufted wire that is used to clean a pipe stem
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Usage

In literature:

The left-hand upper waistcoat pocket holds a pencil, a commutation ticket and a pipe cleaner.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
Improvising tweezers from a pipe-cleaner, he picked this up and looked at it.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
It's a cleaner habit than pipe-smoking, isn't it?
"Our Elizabeth" by Florence A. Kilpatrick
I heard him ring a bell and ask angrily who had gone off with his pipe-cleaners.
"My Lady Nicotine" by J. M. Barrie
He took out his knife, opened the pipe cleaner, and pressed the narrow blade into the aperture.
"The Daffodil Mystery" by Edgar Wallace
It may be likened to the street cleaner who flushes and cleans the street by means of a hose pipe attached to the water hydrant.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
These dies cut more easily and leave a cleaner thread than other dies when used on steel pipe.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
And so when the officious flapper presented him with a white feather he had no use for it except as a pipe-cleaner.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 16, 1914" by Various
There were two big holes in the chimney where Jamie kept old pipes, pipe cleaners, bits of rags and scraps of tobacco.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
You're set up in pipe-cleaners now for some time to come.
"A Secret of the Lebombo" by Bertram Mitford
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In news:

Repeat this step for the second candy-cane pipe cleaner, but place it 3–4?
away from the first pipe cleaner so that both candy cane s look like antlers, as shown in the photo.
Pipe cleaners (again, patriotic colors are best here).
Pipe- Cleaner Candy Cane Ornament.
The aunt, the late Teresa Mallardi Mastin, fashioned the miniature figures in 1940 out of pipe cleaners, scraps of fabric and "I don't know what else," Shirley said.
Pipe Cleaner Crafts save.
Pipe cleaners are sure to become your next household staple after seeing and making these.
Wendy Baner shows Martha how to turn pipe cleaners into a charming flower ring perfect for bridesmaids.
The Gen-Eye GL video inspection system from General Pipe Cleaners offers a self-leveling color camera and DVD recorder, which automatically keeps the picture right side up at all times as the camera glides through the line.
3 pipe cleaners (at least one should be red).
When pipe feels greasy or dirty, use pipe cleaner before applying primer.
Gen-Eye POD & Mini- POD Video Inspection System from General Pipe Cleaners.
White cotton pipe cleaners, 8 inches by 1/8 inch, blumchen.com.
Cut the pipe cleaner in half and thread the two pieces through the center of the sheep 's body, so that they stick down on each side like legs.
For legs, poke orange pipe cleaners through the socks and bend to hold in place.
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