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pipe (one's) eye

near-obsolete To weep. I could not help piping my eye at the thought of my dear, sweet son being away from home for Christmas.
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piping hot

[of food] extremely hot. On a cold day, I like to eat piping hot soup. Be careful! This coffee is piping hot!
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piping hot

Very hot, as in These biscuits are piping hot. This idiom alludes to something so hot that it makes a piping or hissing sound. [Late 1300s]
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piping hot

very hot.
Piping describes the hissing or sizzling noise made by food taken very hot from the oven. The phrase was earliest used by Chaucer in The Miller's Tale: ‘And wafres, pipyng hoot out of the gleede’ (‘gleede’ is an obsolete word for a fire).
1997 Sunday Times Try the chilli cakes… served piping hot from food stalls on the beach.
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piping hot

Very hot: piping hot biscuits.
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A computer-automated manufacturing process produces piping in diameters from 18 to 110 inches in diameters.
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She began by observing piping plovers at several New Jersey beaches, including Brigantine Beach, a flat, sandy stretch backed by a belt of dunes, just north of Atlantic City.
In addition, any field or operations changes can be tracked and constantly merged to provide an accurate as-built 3D piping model throughout the life of the asset.
A Bentley partner for years and a global supplier of intelligent piping isometric generation tools, Logos offers isometric solutions across the entire plant lifecycle.
He adds, "Embedding the de facto standard ISOGEN capability into Bentley Piping is part of our ongoing commitment to provide plant engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms and owner-operators the industry's most comprehensive plant portfolio.
ISOGEN is the de facto standard for high-quality, fully automated piping isometrics created from intelligent 3D piping models.
While we can't do anything about the lead content in water as it enters anyone's property, we can protect their internal piping system from corroding or leaching metals," Gillanders said.
The management of the building was very proactive about the situation and lined the building's piping system using our protective coating technology.
PipePak provides piping system designers and engineers with a tool for defining complete piping systems and performing structural analysis in compliance with industry-standard piping codes.
Most metallic piping systems are subject to various forms of corrosion and fire sprinkler piping is no exception.
Metallic steel and copper piping systems in one-inch to
The expansion of the Xirtec210 CPVC piping system will allow engineers and contractors to design and install large carrying capacity systems requiring working temperatures of up to 200oF.
The pipe is part of a rigid CPVC plumbing system that offers corrosion resistance for homes, condominiums, buildings, apartments and hotels in California where aggressive water, earthquakes and soil conditions have led to pitting, scaling and breakdowns in other piping materials, causing leaks, water damage to homes, buildings and furnishings, and water contamination.