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Queen's Pipe

(The). An oven at the Victoria Docks for destroying (by the Inland Revenue authorities) refuse and worthless tobacco. In 1892 the oven was replaced by a furnace.

In the Queen's Warehouse, near the Monument, is a smaller pipe for the destruction of contraband articles.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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