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Standpipe   Listen

A vertical pipe.

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"Standpipe" Quotes from Famous Books

... somewhere around. The pungent smell that filled the yard was hauntingly familiar, and Jason had just reached the conclusion that water couldn't be the object of their labors when a throaty gurgling came from the standpipe of the pump and a thick black stream ...
— The Ethical Engineer • Henry Maxwell Dempsey

... ceremony was the way little boys suddenly took fright on a roof. In the middle of the town, beside the street, is a tall, thin standpipe, and this standpipe was to demonstrate a "shoot off" of the gas. Scores of small boys climbed on to the roofs of neighbouring sheds to see the fun. First there was a meek, submissive flame burning at the top of the pipe, and looking weak in the fine sunlight. Then, abruptly, ...
— Westward with the Prince of Wales • W. Douglas Newton

Words linked to "Standpipe" :   piping, pipage, pipe

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