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blowtube

Blowgun \Blow"gun`\, n. A tube, as of cane or reed, sometimes twelve feet long, through which an arrow (sometimes poisoned) or other projectile may be impelled by the force of the breath. It is a weapon much used by certain Indians of America and the West Indies; -- called also blowpipe, and blowtube. See Sumpitan.

WordNet

blowtube

  1. n. a tube that directs air or gas into a flame to concentrate heat [syn: blow tube, blowpipe]

  2. a tube through which darts can be shot by blowing [syn: blowgun, blowpipe, blow tube]

Wiktionary

blowtube

n. 1 A blowpipe (used in metallurgy, etc.). 2 (context rare English) A blowgun.

Usage examples of "blowtube".

The crudest was the blowtube, which could shoot an individual or container through many levels in a matter of seconds.

Othersmost of them young angels in the earliest stages of training for Husu's flying army of spiescontinued their practicing, filling their mouths with darts, the points protruding, then rapidly firing them one-handed through their blowtubes, trying to get them somewhere near the targets.

Someday they would learn to shoot accurately while they beat their wings in flight, one foot holding the blowtube, the other foot holding a burden.

Others-most of them young angels in the earliest stages of training for Husu's flying army of spies-continued their practicing, filling their mouths with darts, the points protruding, then rapidly firing them one-handed through their blowtubes, trying to get them somewhere near the targets.

Others-most of them young angels in the earliest stages of training for Husu’s flying army of spies-continued their practicing, filling their mouths with darts, the points protruding, then rapidly firing them one-handed through their blowtubes, trying to get them somewhere near the targets.