pandean pipe


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Pan·de·an pipe

 (păn-dē′ən)
n.

[From Pan.]
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Noun1.Pandean pipe - a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound togetherpandean pipe - a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together
pipe - a tubular wind instrument
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So, Georgiana repairing to her friend, Mr Podsnap went out to dinner, and to dinner, and yet to dinner, arm in arm with Mrs Podsnap: settling his obstinate head in his cravat and shirt-collar, much as if he were performing on the Pandean pipes, in his own honour, the triumphal march, See the conquering Podsnap comes, Sound the trumpets, beat the drums!