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  • noun Plural form of steampipe.


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  • ROBERTS: And let's not forget, it was a morning just like this one about three weeks ago that saw later in the day that huge steampipe explosion in New York City that may have been caused by that extra rain getting around the steampipes.

    CNN Transcript Aug 8, 2007 2007

  • And for a very long moment, there was no sound in the Conservatory but the hiss of the steampipes and the drip of water.

    The Wizard Of London Lackey, Mercedes 2005

  • There is something called particulate matter, and that's something you actually see coming out of tailpipes of cars, you see them coming out of the steampipes in big factories, things like that.

    CNN Transcript May 1, 2003 2003

  • I had to mess about with white-lead and strips of woolen blanket helping to put bandages on those leaky steampipes -- I tell you.

    Heart of Darkness 1960

  • "Just the same, winter is the time for steampipes to hum," said Rose, shivering a little.

    Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's Laura Lee Hope

  • "Say, Russ, why don't the steampipes hum any more?" broke in the voice of Margy, the next to the very littlest Bunker, who was playing with that latter very important person at one of the great windows overlooking the street.

    Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's Laura Lee Hope

  • Git in dere by de steampipes whilst I tells dem passenger folks where de San F'mcisco train goes to.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley

  • Whether the steampipes hummed or not, the children found that it was quite balmy on the boat.

    Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's Laura Lee Hope

  • The pink silk coverlet and the elegance of the silver coated steampipes at Beulah's; the implacable British stuffiness at the

    Turn About Eleanor F. Graham [Illustrator] Cootes

  • By that time the steampipes were humming and the whole house was warm and cozy again.

    Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's Laura Lee Hope


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