Today's Word of the Day means...
[1902+ Students; apparently fr pipe dream, suggesting something as easily or magically done as in a wishful dream]
[all senses probably derived fr pipe as a conduit or a musical instrument; the sense ''look at'' is related to criminal slang ''follow, keep under surveillance,'' of obscure origin and difficult to relate to any sense of pipe; pipe-gun, ''crude gun made of a pipe,'' is found by 1973]
(1 Sam. 10:5; 1 Kings 1:40; Isa. 5:12; 30:29). The Hebrew word halil, so rendered, means "bored through," and is the name given to various kinds of wind instruments, as the fife, flute, Pan-pipes, etc. In Amos 6:5 this word is rendered "instrument of music." This instrument is mentioned also in the New Testament (Matt. 11:17; 1 Cor. 14:7). It is still used in Palestine, and is, as in ancient times, made of different materials, as reed, copper, bronze, etc.