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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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A lively trade in blowpipes appears to have existed in the past; see R.
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Harrisson enlisted the Dayaks to fight, encouraged headhunting and the use of blowpipes against the Japanese, and concocted a daring plan to build a runway out of bamboo so that planes (and their very brave pilots) could land in the jungle and take the Americans home--which they eventually did.
However, it was a little depressing to see a tribe that used to live off the forest - hunting deer, lizard and monkeys with blowpipes and poison-tipped darts - now with satellite dishes.
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Charles Copeland, Process Engineer at AK Steel, and Stuart Street, Technical Manager at AK Steel, have received the AISI Finalist Medal for the technical paper entitled, "Improving the Reliability of Blast Furnace Blowpipes.
Andrew Nichol smuggled an "appalling" armoury of martial art throwing stars, butterfly knives, knuckle dusters and even blowpipes into the region and sold them on for huge profits.
Black market dealer Andrew Nichol smuggled an "appalling" armoury of martial art throwing stars, butterfly knives, knuckle dusters and even blowpipes into the region and sold them on for huge profits.
Although that contact has given them things they didn't have before - such as football - the Matis still live in the traditional way, hunting wild pigs called peccary and stalking monkeys for food with huge blowpipes.