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piper

  

      n  
1    a person who plays a pipe or bagpipes  
2    pay the piper and call the tune   to bear the cost of an undertaking and control it  


Pied Piper  
      n  
1      (Also called)    the Pied Piper of Hamelin   (in German legend) a piper who rid the town of Hamelin of rats by luring them away with his music and then, when he was not paid for his services, lured away its children  
2    sometimes not caps   a person who entices others to follow him  
Piper  
      n   John. 1903--92, British artist. An official war artist in World War II, he is known esp. for his watercolours of bombed churches and his stained glass in Coventry Cathedral  
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Piper  
      n   John. 1903--92, British artist. An official war artist in World War II, he is known esp. for his watercolours of bombed churches and his stained glass in Coventry Cathedral  


Pied Piper  
      n  
1      (Also called)    the Pied Piper of Hamelin   (in German legend) a piper who rid the town of Hamelin of rats by luring them away with his music and then, when he was not paid for his services, lured away its children  
2    sometimes not caps   a person who entices others to follow him  
piper  
      n  
1    a person who plays a pipe or bagpipes  
2    pay the piper and call the tune   to bear the cost of an undertaking and control it  

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