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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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father, man (bapak) udjuk mother, woman (ibu) kole infant male (laki-laki bayi) soto infant female (perempuan bayi) lenum girl (gadis) soke blowpipe (sumpitan) plad dart poison (ipoh) upas poison dart (sumpitan anak panah) soto upas ('poison infant') Punan hut (rumah Punan) plaminan canoe (perahu) alur wild boar (babi hutan) beboy eat (makan) kuman Pusuh could still count in the Kutai Punan language:
Maniq maintain the use of their traditional toolkit, including blowpipe and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt and gather, and trade in forest products, especially medicinal herbs and plants, for which there is a strong demand from lowlanders.
Police think the pounds 25 blowpipe was bought two hours before the attacks on Saturday afternoon at a Cash X-change surplus store.
After breathing a small bubble into molten glass affixed to a long blowpipe, he rotates the pipe to create a basic fish form.
Blowpipes are relatively simple and cheap to manufacture.
However, it was a little depressing to see a tribe that used to live off the forest - hunting deer, lizard and monkeys with blowpipes and poison-tipped darts - now with satellite dishes.
Also featured in the catalogue are combined welding and cutting blowpipes, nozzles, flashback arrestors, hoses, valves and adaptors.
Call from Barnaby [Calero's code name)-Returned from Chile-48 Blowpipes, free-8 launchers, 25 K ea.
The shipment of 2,700 weapons included throwing stars, butterfly knives, knuckle dusters and blowpipes. The package was marked as "hand tools" and was flown into Newcastle from Islamabad.
Although that contact has given them things they didn't have before - such as football - the Matis still live in the traditional way, hunting wild pigs called peccary and stalking monkeys for food with huge blowpipes. However, Bruce can't be any good at hunting until he's taken part in the strengthening rituals, which include being whipped, having stinging sap dripped into his eyes and his system purged with frog poison.
The diverse indigenous Dayak tribes, as well as the formerly semi-settled hunters and gatherers of Borneo (Kalimantan) such as the Punan, Berusu, and Basap have traditionally hunted for wild animals with blowpipes and poison darts.
Sphinx is armed with swords and blowpipes while old Tut has a unique skill he can be sliced, crushed and set on fire and still come up smiling like a cartoon mouse.