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siphon the python

vulgar slang Of a male, to urinate. (Here, "python" is a euphemism for the penis.) Primarily heard in Australia. Excuse me a minute. After all those beers, I need to go siphon the python.
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siphon off

1. To suck or draw off a liquid from or out of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "siphon" and "off." The thief was caught siphoning off gas from cars parked around the city. You'll want to siphon any excess oil off from the top of the solution.
2. By extension, to take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments. A noun or pronoun can be used between "siphon" and "off." The CEO has been accused of siphoning money off from his employees' pensions funds to pay for his personal trips around the world. The sales assistant siphoned off money from the till for years before she was finally caught.
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siphon something off

 (from something)
1. Lit. to suck or draw a liquid off from something. Harry siphoned the cream off the milk. He siphoned off the cream.
2. Fig. to embezzle or steal something a little at a time. The teller had been siphoning money off for years. she siphoned off a few dollars from the collection every week or so.
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siphon off

1. To draw off or convey something through or as if through a siphon: I used a tube to siphon off the excess water in the fish tank. The lawn mower ran out of gas, so we siphoned some off from the car's gas tank.
2. To appropriate some money illegally or dishonestly: The managers were siphoning off money from the foundation and putting it into secret accounts. The dictator siphoned millions of dollars off and hid the money in private bank accounts.
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Arthropods are able to obtain a larger spatial sample of the odor plume than gastropods as a result of the chemical sensors on their legs and claws, in addition to their antennae, whereas gastropods like knobbed whelks have sensors on their siphon, tentacles, and foot, and are less able to sample in space (Weissburg 2000, Weissburg et al.
One was a roadway crossing with three 84-inch diameter siphons running parallel for 180 feet.
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The book also includes a chapter with recipes that use the iSi Soda Siphon, including ones for Ice Cream Soda and Sangria.
Inhalant siphons are formed early in the takeover process, but the common exhalant siphon of a system generally does not form until near the end.
The condition of the two cast iron siphon pipes supported by soft sediments was unknown, since they had not been cleaned or inspected since their 1936 construction.
The siphons should be designed with a straight passage to facilitate cleaning.
Liss Professional Siphons are the world's best-selling siphons and we will be introducing our completely new redesigned retail packaging.
Klein believes that Johnson's intensive training programs, combined with sophisticated manufacturing technology, will allow the company to produce its full range of siphons and rotary joints, including advanced stationary cantilever siphons.
Hammonton, NJ, and sister company, Walker Diving Contractors recently completed a major underwater sliplining project to repair two inverted siphons under the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA.
Using siphons allows water to be moved through the canyons without pumping stations.
Tenders are invited for Rehabilitation of the sanitary siphons, including lining the siphon barrels, rehabilitation of the concrete chambers, abandonment of clean-out access chambers, removing hardware, testing of materials, site restoration and any doing other work incidental thereto.
Alter amputation, two individuals were sacrificed twice a day (9 AM and 5 PM) during a 9- day period, and their siphons were examined in the microscope.
The raw water transmission system, which supplies the water needs of industrial clients and agricultural irrigation customers in southeast Harris County, includes some 40 inverted siphons that carry the water under roads, highways, railways, bayous, streams and drainage ways.