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A four- or five-stringed Chinese lute.

[Mandarin pípá, from Early Middle Chinese bji baı̷, of Iranian origin; akin to Persian barbaṭ, a kind of lute, from Middle Persian barbut; perhaps akin to Greek barbitos, a kind of large cithara.]


(Animals) a tongueless South American toad, Pipa pipa, that carries its young in pits in the skin of its back
[C18: from Surinam dialect, probably of African origin]
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Noun1.pipa - type genus of the PipidaePipa - type genus of the Pipidae    
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
family Pipidae, Pipidae - tongueless frogs
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The decision to shut down the site for a day came after three days of discussions by 1800 Wikipedians over proposed actions that the community could take against SOPA and PIPA, illustrating the "level of concern" Wikipedians feel about the proposed legislation, according to the IBN article.
The best practices developed by the PIPA Committee will provide valuable tools and guidance for local officials as they try to balance economic development, public safety and protection of important energy infrastructure," said Chuck Lesniak, environmental policy program manger with the Austin Watershed Protection Department, who provided technical assistance and staff support for Mayor Leffingwell.
Instead, Pipa Tofu is a quite delightful dish that's offered at Cafe Soya II, a place I've visited many times over the years.
Segundo Tizuko Kishimoto (1998), a pipa foi usada primeiramente por adultos em estrategias militares, servindo de instrumento de comunicacao entre os soldados, enviando noticias a locais sitiados ou pedindo ajuda.
Alguns eventos do repertorio comportamental aereo do boto cinza registrados em Pipa, tambem foram registrados em outras populacoes do boto cinza.
During the inaugural PIPA meeting on January 15, 2008, stakeholder representatives presented material to illustrate the challenges they will face, potential benefits that risk-informed guidance can offer, and need to work jointly to reduce the risks associated with land use near pipeline rights of way.
recibieron capacitacion sobre la mejor manera de ordenar a sus chivas, recolectar la leche, guardarla adecuadamente hasta que una pipa de Caprico llegara a recogerla y otros secretos del negocio caprino.
State-owned steel maker PT Krakatau Steel plans to divest a portion of its shares in subsidiaries PT Krakatau Pipa and PT Krakatau Platinum Nusantara to raise cash to help finance an expansion plan in South Kalimantan.
Ahora bien, este desmoronamiento es a su vez conjurado por el <<discurso de la naturaleza>>, que consagra, en el centro de Las palabras y las cosas, el pensamiento del Mismo en forma de un cuadro de la representacion, y es enviado de nuevo a las margenes de la <<arqueologia de las ciencias humanas>> desde la sutil descomposicion de la forma clasica del saber analizado por Foucault en la serie Esto no es una pipa.
Others want a place in which to spend the European winter," says Alvaro Darpont, a Spaniard who moved to Brazil 11 years ago and is now an investor in the Pipa Hill condominium, on Pipa Beach, 86 kilometers from Natal.
The print media, which come off relatively well in the PIPA report, also had difficulty distancing themselves critically from the administration's frame for the war.
Earlier PIPA studies also suggest that during the run-up to the war misperceptions played a role in support for the decision to go to war.