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  1. Lle English says:

    i think the ‘object of unknown utility’ is a sewer vent!

    • Hugh Dellar says:

      Ah, that’d make sense. Thanks for the info.
      There’s a strange pipe round the corner from my house that I’ve often wondered about, and that I only recently learned was what’s known as a stench – or stink – pipe.
      Harringay Stench Pipe
      This then led me to discover there are whole websites out there dedicated to cataloguing these strange and mysterious objects, all of which makes me rather happy.

    • Lexicallab says:

      Ah, that’d make sense.

      Thanks for the info.

      There’s a strange pipe round the corner from my house that I’ve often wondered about, and that I only recently learned was what’s known as a stench – or stink – pipe.

      This then led me to discover there are whole websites out there dedicated to cataloguing these strange and mysterious objects – like http://stenchpipes.blogspot.co.uk – all of which makes me rather happy.

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