drainpipe drainpipe

Definition(s):

  • (n) a pipe through which liquid is carried away

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He had been busily stuffing the mutilated, acid-scarred body of a twelve-year-old boy into a drainpipe.
  2. At the drainpipe outlet, Cogny heard alarm sirens and the snuffling of a huge German police dog.
  3. This is the reeking drainpipe for a city of 10 million people.

News

  1. Bellevue bottleneck: Northbound I-405 closed this weekend

    All northbound lanes of Interstate 405 will close for pavement repairs this weekend in Bellevue, while the northbound interchange from Highway 167 to northbound I-405 will also close to replace a corroded drainpipe in Renton. Closures begin at 10 p.m. Friday and last until 5 a.m. Monday. The dual pr
    on August 9, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Despite valiant effort, Hudson firefighters can't nab trapped tabby

    The stray cat trapped in a drainpipe behind the Esplanade condominium complex may have nine lives, but firefighters were unable to redeem one of them despite trying for six hours Monday.
    on August 6, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  3. Young Boy Sucked Through Drainpipe, Emerges Unharmed

    A young boy is recovering at home after being sucked into a drainpipe and carried several hundred yards. The boy was five years old and had been playing with other children at a party when he got sucked into the drainpipe. The drainpipe carried the boy several yards and then dumped the boy into the... Read more » Young Boy Sucked Through Drainpipe, Emerges Unharmed is a post from: The Inquisitr
    on August 6, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

Quotes

  1. "He took that game at Arsenal by the scruff of the neck," said Ferguson. "He came on with an urgency to win the match for us. Every time the ball went on that side of the pitch, it was like a rat up a drainpipe. It was all done at electric...
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. "There was this skinny guy with mad hair and drainpipe jeans. He was the support act and his name was John Cooper Clarke," Alex recalled. "I had heard his poem, I Wanna Be Yours, before because an English teacher at school had read it to our...
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Alex Turner Source: Glasgow Daily Record

  3. "Letter to my 16-year-old self," says Chris Wright. "I would tell myself: 'Don't snap that drainpipe in half. It belongs to your neighbour, and your dad isn't going to appreciate the comedy value in the morning.'"
    on Mar 20, 2010 By: Chris Wright Source: The Guardian

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