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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpipingpip‧ing1 /ˈpaɪpɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  1 a thin tube of cloth, usually with string inside, sewn onto clothing, furniture etc as decoration2 several pipes, or a system of pipes, used to send liquid or gas in or out of a building
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pipingNote gold piping, and cuff button arrangement.The best thing to do with lead piping is to rip it all out and replace it with copper or plastic.Pin, tack and stitch along the remaining three sides, including frill or piping, if using.Wearing breathing apparatus they were a few feet into the building when overhead piping collapsed, trapping them.It can also be used to cut frozen food, formica, perspex and plastic piping.On the exhaust side, stainless steel piping was run to a large lorry exhaust on one mudguard.Yellow is the official colour of the United States Cavalry, used in the piping of uniforms and on regimental standards.
pipingpiping2 adverb   piping hot
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pipingIt's piping brown neutrality made me sick as a boy and it makes me sick still.An individual pie, topped with vanilla ice cream, is served piping hot to your table.The chefs prepare your selections as you order them so they're served piping hot.
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