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  • n. Plural form of blowpipe.

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Examples

  • Implementing the law could prove to be tough as much of India's jewelry is handmade and fashioned in small workshops, often using blowpipes and candles or oil flames.

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  • They received help and shelter from a local tribe, the Dayaks, who still hunted with blowpipes.

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  • See, for the last couple of months, well, ever since the last contract fight and mostly since the ratings sag, Billy's long lost brother has been emailing from Brazil, where he is working dangerously close to a rain forest where Jivaro Indians run wild with blowpipes and kill people with poison darts so they can shrink their heads for watch fobs.

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  • The vets would use either dart guns or blowpipes to administer the anesthetic.

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  • Gerrard bent and picked up one of the darts from the Kyren blowpipes.

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  • She ducked just as a shaft from the blowpipes whistled over her to thump uselessly against the wall.

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  • The trunk is used for construction and the spines are used as darts in blowpipes and as tips on fish spears.

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  • They were no good in a fight at close range, but when they were at a distance (as they were now) they were very dangerous with their blowpipes and poisoned arrows.

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  • A much higher pressure than is usually employed in gas-burners, other than blowpipes, would be needed to confer a sufficient degree of velocity upon the gas, a pressure which would probably fracture any incandescent mantle placed in the flame.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • I have made for special work -- such as heating up odd shapes of forgings, brands, etc. -- blowpipes constructed of perforated tubes formed to almost every conceivable shape; these being supplied with gas from the ordinary main and a blast of air from a Root's or foot blower.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 481, March 21, 1885

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