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a pipe or tube through which darts or other missiles are blown by the breath.
Historical Examples

The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid
Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville
The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville
The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville
The Andes and the Amazon James Orton
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1 Various
The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville
The Putumayo, The Devil’s Paradise Walter Hardenburg
The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid

the US word for blowpipe (sense 1)


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