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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Piping \Pip"ing\ (p[imac]p"[i^]ng), a. [From Pipe, v.] 1. Playing on a musical pipe. "Lowing herds and piping swains." --Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Peaceful; favorable to, or characterized by, the music of the pipe rather than of the drum and fife. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Emitting a high, shrill sound. [1913 Webster] 4. Simmering; boiling; sizzling; hissing; -- from the sound of boiling fluids. [1913 Webster] Piping crow, Piping crow shrike, Piping roller (Zool.), any Australian bird of the genus Gymnorhina, esp. Gymnorhina tibicen, which is black and white, and the size of a small crow. Called also caruck. Piping frog (Zool.), a small American tree frog (Hyla Pickeringii) which utters a high, shrill note in early spring. Piping hot, boiling hot; hissing hot; very hot. [Colloq.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]