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Reed pipe   /rid paɪp/   Listen
Reed pipe

Organ pipe with a vibrating reed.

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"Reed pipe" Quotes from Famous Books

... bailanes; and they believe that the priests talk with their gods. When they are about to perform the sacrifice, they prepare the place with many green branches from the trees, and pieces of cloth painted as handsomely as possible. The bailan plays on a heavy reed pipe about one braza in length, such as are common to that land, in the manner of a trumpet; and, while thus engaged, the people say that he talks to their gods. Then he gives a lance-thrust to the hog. Meanwhile, and even for a long time before commencing the rite, the women ring a ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803 - Volume III, 1569-1576 • E.H. Blair

Words linked to "Reed pipe" :   pipework, organ pipe, pipe

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