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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • The pipestem which he was holding snapped in Furley's fingers.

    The Devil's Paw E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Then he heaved himself to his feet in a fury, and smashed down his pipestem on the wooden table, sending its fragments flying.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • The arm bone snapped like a pipestem, but it was the monster's dying effort.

    B. C. 30,000 Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • Thorn continued his dark reverie undisturbed, it seemed, his pipestem between his fingers.

  • Lambert sat back down behind his desk and sucked on his pipestem.

    Sound of Terror Don Berry
  • As usual in colonial sites, quantities of pipestem and bowl fragments were recovered.

  • In smoking, Indians did not seize the pipestem in the teeth.

    Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) Melvin Randolph Gilmore
  • He drew a whiff, and when the fire glowed, he turned the pipestem toward the seam of the skins above the doorway.

  • Ford knocked the ashes from his pipe so hard that the pipestem fell in two.

    Empire Builders Francis Lynde

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