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pipe cleaner

n.
A pliant, tufted, narrow rod used for cleaning the stem of a tobacco pipe.

pipe cleaner

n
a short length of thin wires twisted so as to hold tiny tufts of yarn: used to clean the stem of a tobacco pipe

pipe′ clean`er


n.
a short length of twisted flexible wires covered with tufted fabric, used to clean the stem of a smoker's pipe and for various handicrafts.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.pipe cleaner - cleaning implement consisting of a flexible tufted wire that is used to clean a pipe stempipe cleaner - cleaning implement consisting of a flexible tufted wire that is used to clean a pipe stem
cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement - any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
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WHAT YOU NEED: Small plastic lunch bags which seal across the top Spring clothes peg Pipe cleaner Pair of googly eyes Glue Felt-tip pen Snacks - grapes/cheddars/ cheese snacks etc.
Each student then received 4-inch lengths of pipe cleaner and wire, a feather, and toothpicks.
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Draw eyes and a smile onto the peg and if you like, use strong glue or a glue gun to stick on little pipe cleaner feelers.
Use the pipe cleaner to clean out tight areas like inside the carrier key.
Poke two small holes through either side of the robot's head, and thread a pipe cleaner through each, twisting it around to create curly antennae.
Students are presented with a pipe cleaner and asked to solve the following problem: they must use the pipe cleaner to transfer a pencil from one desk to another.
I find that a pipe cleaner dipped in alcohol will do the degreasing just fine with no risk.
You Will Need: * Piece of decorative paper or construction paper * Clear tape * Scissors (optional) * Decorations (ribbon, colored markers, stickers, glitter glue, and so on) * Hole punch (optional) * Pipe cleaner (optional) * Fresh flowers or treats (small toys, candy, and so on) * White index card * Black marker [ILLUSTRATIOM OMITTED] Directions: 1.
Stuff the bag with newspaper or other filler, and fasten shut by twisting a pipe cleaner around the top of the bag.
Place two corn husks (one on each side of the pipe cleaner) about an inch from the bottom of one end of the pipe cleaner (the corn husks will be laid over the end of the pipe cleaner as if appearing to extend over the "hand" rather than facing toward the middle of the twisted together pipe cleaner).
Twist one end of a pipe cleaner around the pinched part of each "flower" to make a stem.