Piping

Definition of Piping

Pip´ing   Pronunciation: pīp´ĭng
a.1.Playing on a musical pipe.
2.Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife.
3.Emitting a high, shrill sound.
4.Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; - from the sound of boiling fluids.
Piping crow
(Zool.) any Australian bird of the genus Gymnorhina, esp. Gymnorhina tibicen, which is black and white, and the size of a small crow. Called also caruck.
Piping frog
(Zool.) a small American tree frog (Hyla Pickeringii) which utters a high, shrill note in early spring.
Piping hot
boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot.
- Milton.
n.1.A small cord covered with cloth, - used as trimming for women's dresses.
2.Pipes, collectively; as, the piping of a house.
3.The act of playing on a pipe; the shrill noted of birds, etc.
4.A piece cut off to be set or planted; a cutting; also, propagation by cuttings.

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