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[pahyp-stem] /ˈpaɪpˌstɛm/
the stem of a tobacco pipe.
something resembling this in slenderness, as an unusually thin arm or leg.
Origin of pipestem
An Americanism dating back to 1720-30; pipe1 + stem1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The pipestem which he was holding snapped in Furley's fingers.

    The Devil's Paw E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The arm bone snapped like a pipestem, but it was the monster's dying effort.

    B. C. 30,000 Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • Lambert sat back down behind his desk and sucked on his pipestem.

    Sound of Terror Don Berry
  • In smoking, Indians did not seize the pipestem in the teeth.

    Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) Melvin Randolph Gilmore
  • Ford knocked the ashes from his pipe so hard that the pipestem fell in two.

    Empire Builders

    Francis Lynde
  • "If the government doesn't want the asterites to develop much further—" Blades bit hard on his pipestem.

    Industrial Revolution Poul William Anderson
  • Evidently he had not fenced at Heidelberg for nothing, if he did have pink cheeks and pipestem legs.

    The Other Fellow F. Hopkinson Smith
  • It is described by the collector as “dug and hollowed in a bunch of pipestem mosses.”

  • "That's the toughest nut I've ever been set to crack," he said at length, pointing his pipestem after the vanished Hornby.

    The Land of Promise

    D. Torbett
  • Roger smoked a long pipe after his lunch, chewing impatiently on his pipestem and swearing under his breath from time to time.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie

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