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blowpipe

 [blo´pīp]
a tube through which a current of air is forced upon a flame to concentrate and intensify the heat.

blowpipe

/blow·pipe/ (blo´pīp) a tube through which a current of air is forced upon a flame to concentrate and intensify the heat.

blowpipe

[blō′pīp]
Etymology: AS, blāwan + pīpe
a tube through which a current of air or other gas is forced on a flame to concentrate and intensify the heat.

blowpipe,

n a torch that employs gas-oxygen, or oxygen and acetylene, to melt metal in dental casting and soldering procedures.

blowpipe

1. a tube through which a current of air is forced upon a flame to concentrate and intensify the heat.
2. a long tube through which blow darts are launched in wildlife capture.

blowpipe dart
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The presentation will demonstrate the social and cultural diversity of attitudes to the staging of cultural traditions during the various activities performed in the cultural village (donning of traditional costume, bamboo cooking, blowpipe shooting) and, thus, the diversity of representations of ethnicity and authenticity in Sabah.
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They showed us how to make fire without matches and demonstrated how to shoot monkeys with a blowpipe.
The first version, in which the darts were projected via a blowpipe, was first recorded in a London pub in 1819, while the modern throw version seems to have been imported from Northern France and Belgium towards the end of the 19th century.
Exhaling deeply through the blowpipe into the bag, he fills it with a reserve of air, tucks the bag under his left arm, and begins to play scales.
The van was searched and inside were found a blowpipe and two knives described as machetes or cleavers.