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Pipewood
pipework
pipewort
pipewort family
Pipidae
Pipile
Pipilo
Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Piping
piping crow
Piping crow shrike
piping crow-shrike
Piping frog
piping guan
piping plover
Piping roller
piping-hot
Pipistrel
pipistrelle
Pipistrellus
Pipistrellus pipistrellus
Pipistrellus subflavus
pipit
pipit larks
Pipkin
pipnuco

piping hot definitions

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century very hot

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Piping Pip"ing (p[imac]p"[i^]ng), a. [From Pipe, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. ``Lowing herds and piping swains.'' --Swift. 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife. --Shak. 3. Emitting a high, shrill sound. 4. Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; -- from the sound of boiling fluids. Piping crow, Piping crow shrike, Piping roller (Zo["o]l.), any Australian bird of the genus Gymnorhina, esp. G. tibicen, which is black and white, and the size of a small crow. Called also caruck. Piping frog (Zo["o]l.), a small American tree frog (Hyla Pickeringii) which utters a high, shrill note in early spring. Piping hot, boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot. [Colloq.] --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also piping-hot Food or water that is piping hot is very hot. ...large cups of piping-hot coffee... ADJ



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