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 Pipe of Peace.Pipelet. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pipeclay.
 
Routine; fossilised military dogmas of no real worth. In government offices the term red-tape is used to express the same idea. Pipeclay was at one time largely used by soldiers for making their gloves, accoutrements, and clothes look clean and smart.   1
 


 Pipe of Peace.Pipelet. 

 
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