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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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Mit Blasrohr und Giftpfeilen durch Borneo--Meine Lehrzeit als Jager und Sammler bei den halbsesshaften Basap im Urwald des Mangkalihat-Gebietes (With blowpipe and poison darts through Borneo--My hunter and gatherer apprenticeship with the semi-settled Basap in the jungle of the Mangkalihat area), pp.
The joins made by brazing performed with a mouth blowpipe cannot be distinguished from those involving brazing performed in a furnace and, until now, mouth blowpipes have never been identified as such in the archaeological record.
Although sharing is at the heart of village life, some items are considered personal property, such as a blowpipe for men, or a hair comb for women.
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While they enjoy football, they still live in the traditional way, hunting wild pigs and stalking monkeys with huge blowpipes.
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Amazonian Indians have used DMT-containing snuff delivered nasally through blowpipes in order to visit the spirit world.
Also since there is no wind and no changes in lighting clients can concentrate completely on their shooting Also Brunig Indoor is one of those rare places where you can participate in up to 20 different shooting disciplines, including blowpipes, archery and regular guns, over anything from three to 300 metres.
They are examining CCTV footage from the shop, which has sold 30 blowpipes in eight months.
The new laws will also forbid drunks from loitering around liquor stores, carrying baseball bats and fooling around with crossbows, slingshots, blowpipes and airguns.
The jokes about blowpipes, tranquiliser darts and cat food being gobbled up like caviar, are predictable - but there are lots of chuckles in a likeable movie.