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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.
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During fruiting season many wild boars congregate and were hunted with dogs using spears (tombak) or blowpipes.
The duties of the men here are simple: make huts (without roofs), make blowpipes, go hunting and mate.
We saw shrunken heads, deadly blowpipes and tribal sex aids.
There have also been fatalities among children who use hollow hemlock stems (Conium maculatum) as blowpipes.
The practical guide to man-powered weapons and ammunition; experiments with catapults, musketballs, stonebows, blowpipes, big airguns, and bullet bows.
The Saffire range covers all essential gas welding and cutting products including regulators, safety devices, blowpipes, cutters, welding, cutting and process nozzles as well as complete welding and cutting outfits.
Cue arrows, blowpipes, quicksand, traps and snarling beasts.
There were the Maniq, some wearing cheap clothes and one or two naked but for the customary waist-belt and leaf and grass coverings, carrying blowpipes. One of the locals led us down a muddy road to a recently cleared site which was as close as you could get to the forested mountainside, and there, across a stream-bed and about 200 metres uphill, were the customary Maniq rattan and leaf shelters, now abandoned.
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.
Details of all associated products are provided including devices such as Saffire flashback arrestors, blowpipes, nozzles and hoses.