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pipe cleaner

noun
1.
a short length of twisted flexible wires covered with tufted fabric, used to clean the stem of a smoker's pipe and for various handicrafts.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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Examples from the web for pipe cleaner
  • Insert the green pipe cleaner into the bottom of the drinking straw.
  • Clear any blockage, either with a pipe cleaner or with a wire.
  • Next students will choose eight of the prey creatures they researched and match them to a pipe cleaner color.
  • Use a pipe cleaner or wire to clear blockage and push it through to the main part of the burner.
  • For the tail, make a hole in the pig's bottom and insert a rolled up piece of paper or a curled pipe cleaner.
  • Distribute five beads and a pipe cleaner to each student.
  • Use a pipe cleaner or wire to clear an y blockage and push it through to the main part of the burner.
  • If the opening is clogged, gently push it out with a pin or pipe cleaner.
  • Use the cleaning implement that comes with the pressure cooker or a pipe cleaner to keep that vent tube clear.
  • As each plant grows in close proximity, new plants arise from shallow, pipe cleaner-sized rhizomes.
British Dictionary definitions for pipe cleaner

pipe cleaner

noun
1.
a short length of thin wires twisted so as to hold tiny tufts of yarn: used to clean the stem of a tobacco pipe
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