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blowpipe

1. a tube for blowing air or oxygen into a flame to intensify its heat and direct it onto a small area
2. a long narrow iron pipe used to gather molten glass and blow it into shape

blowpipe

[′blō‚pīp]
(biology)
A small tube, tapering to a straight or slightly curved tip, used in anatomy and zoology to reveal or clean a cavity.
(engineering)
A long, straight tube, used in glass blowing, on which molten glass is gathered and worked.
A small, tapered, and frequently curved tube that leads a jet, usually of air, into a flame to concentrate and direct it; used in flame tests in analytical chemistry and in brazing and soldering of fine work.
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At first, he also thought it a correct pragmatic judgement that blowpipes and shotguns were no match for the automatic weapons of the police, and also that the outside world would condemn the Penans if they did resort to violence
In 1994, I was lucky to meet four men at the cave just preparing to hunt wild boar with blowpipe and poison darts: Dulitap, Bujaam, his son Bujampur, and the wild looking, but gentle, Dayun (Zahorka 2001).
They also have different sets of tools-such as blowpipes, bows and arrows, or snares for hunting-which must be crafted to perfection and require great skill to use.
They have made the most delightful blowpipes in woodwork," added the head.
Hundreds are massacred en route [emphasis added], picked off with blowpipes, guns or machetes by vengeful Dusun tribes who have not forgotten the atrocities inflicted on their people.
The shipment of 2,700 weapons included throwing stars, butterfly knives, knuckle dusters and blowpipes.
Similar blowpipes are still used by some jewellers today.
Levy found thousands of tons of slag, a by-product of smelting ore, and different types of blowpipes in Jordan.
The duties of the men here are simple: make huts (without roofs), make blowpipes, go hunting and mate.
There have also been fatalities among children who use hollow hemlock stems (Conium maculatum) as blowpipes.