piping hot

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1. A system of pipes, such as those used in plumbing.
2. Music
a. The act of playing on a pipe.
b. The music produced by a pipe when played.
3. A shrill, high-pitched sound.
4. A narrow tube of fabric, sometimes enclosing a cord, used for trimming seams and edges, as of slipcovers.
5. A tubular ribbon of icing on a pastry.
1. Music Playing on a pipe.
2. Having a high-pitched sound: the piping voices of children.
3. Tranquil; peaceful: "in this weak piping time of peace" (Shakespeare).
piping hot
Very hot: piping hot biscuits.
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piping hot

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(paip) noun
1. a tube, usually made of metal, earthenware etc, through which water, gas etc can flow. a water pipe; a drainpipe.
2. a small tube with a bowl at one end, in which tobacco is smoked. He smokes a pipe; (also adjective) pipe tobacco.
3. a musical instrument consisting of a hollow wooden, metal etc tube through which the player blows or causes air to be blown in order to make a sound. He played a tune on a bamboo pipe; an organ pipe.
1. to convey gas, water etc by a pipe. Water is piped to the town from the reservoir.
2. to play (music) on a pipe or pipes. He piped a tune.
3. to speak in a high voice, make a high-pitched sound. `Hallo,' the little girl piped.
ˈpiper noun
a person who plays a pipe or pipes, especially the bagpipes.
pipes noun plural
bagpipes or some similar instrument. He plays the pipes.
ˈpiping noun
1. the act of playing a musical pipe or pipes.
2. (the act or process of conveying water, gas etc by means of) a length of pipe or number of pipes. lead piping; Piping the oil ashore will not be easy.
(of a sound) high-pitched. a piping voice.
pipe dream
an idea which can only be imagined, and which would be impossible to carry out. For most people a journey round the world is only a pipe dream.
ˈpipeline noun
a long line of pipes used for conveying oil, gas, water etc. an oil pipeline across the desert.
piping hot
very hot. piping hot soup.
References in classic literature ?
This completed, and while Billy poured the coffee, she served the steak, putting the dollars and onions back into the frying pan for a moment to make them piping hot again.
In truth, those who desired, according to the old adage, to sell anything valuable for a song, might find customers all over the Fair; and there were innumerable messes of pottage, piping hot, for such as chose to buy them with their birthrights.
by Courtesy of Artipot Put a sachet of tea and pour piping hot water to brew the tea.
The wheelbarrow is full of weeds The mower's running hot The garden shed's like Steptoe's Yard But oh how neat the plot Then sweat upon my wrinkled brow Blisters on my palms Minor things then soon forgot When he and I swap yarns The cabbages are looking good Carrots like guardsmen on parade Stand neat, and all in a line The wheelbarrow is full of tools The mower's put away The garden shed is neat and trim Oh, what a busy day Are you ready dear, I've run the bath The water's piping hot You had better get an early night If you're going to the plot.
Once it's almost smoking, add the rice and stir-fry for 2-4 minutes until it is piping hot.
In the middle of nowhere to suddenly walk into a place and get a piping hot pot of tea - it was a great reviver.
24 March 2015 - US-based Saban Brands announced has added the Australian surf brand Piping Hot to its portfolio of fashion and lifestyle brands, the company said on Tuesday.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 24, 2015-Saban Buys Australia's Piping Hot Surf Brand
Cover and gently simmer for 15 minutes until turkey is piping hot.
If preferred, cook the day before and reheat until piping hot on the day.
The chaiwalla used to loan comic books and we used to sit at his stall and read comics for hours while we gorged on his homemade crispy mathis and piping hot chai.
Coffee shop for sale in Atlanta high rise office building delivers the coffee piping hot just five days a week for breakfast and lunch.