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English Dictionary: piping by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
piping
adv
  1. (used of heat) extremely; "the casserole was piping hot"
    Synonym(s): piping, steaming
n
  1. a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
  2. a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    Synonym(s): pipe, pipage, piping
  3. playing a pipe or the bagpipes
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pipe \Pipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Piping}.]
      1. To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife,
            etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
  
                     A robin . . . was piping a few querulous notes. --W.
                                                                              Irving.
  
      2. (Naut.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's
            whistle.
  
                     As fine a ship's company as was ever piped aloft.
                                                                              --Marryat.
  
      3. To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or
            a building.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Piping \Pip"ing\, 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Piping \Pip"ing\ (p[imac]p"[icr]ng), a. [From {Pipe}, v.]
      1. Playing on a musical pipe. [bd]Lowing herds and piping
            swains.[b8] --Swift.
  
      2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of
            the pipe rather than of the drum and fife. --Shak.
  
      3. Emitting a high, shrill sound.
  
      4. Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; -- from the sound
            of boiling fluids.
  
      {Piping crow}, {Piping crow shrike}, {Piping roller}
            (Zo[94]l.), any Australian bird of the genus {Gymnorhina},
            esp. {G. tibicen}, which is black and white, and the size
            of a small crow. Called also {caruck}.
  
      {Piping frog} (Zo[94]l.), a small American tree frog ({Hyla
            Pickeringii}) which utters a high, shrill note in early
            spring.
  
      {Piping hot}, boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot. [Colloq.]
            --Milton.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   piping
  
      {pipe}
  
  
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