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pipe cleaner

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

pipe cleaner

nscovolino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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YOU WILL NEED: An old sock Uncooked rice Dried lavender flowers Needle and thread Stick-on eyes Scraps of fabric Pipe cleaners HOW TO MAKE HIM: 1.
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