- 1The pipe taking the smoke and gases from a stove up through a roof or to a chimney.More example sentences
- Remove vines in contact with the home, prune tree branches and shrubs within 15 feet of a stovepipe or chimney outlet, and ask the power company to clear branches from power lines.
- Some 40,000 people who packed St Peter's Square to stare at the stovepipe jutting from the chapel roof shouted ‘It's black!’
- This supply of fresh air is also important to help carry pollutants up the chimney, stovepipe, or flue to the outside.
- 2An information conduit that traverses vertical levels efficiently but does not disperse widely.More example sentences
- The postwar planning by the State and Defense departments, along with that of other agencies, was done in what bureaucrats call ‘vertical stovepipes.’
- The adoption of these standards will circumvent the stovepipes and barriers to information flow throughout the services that historically have been a challenge.
- What has changed is a realization that information stovepipes are hindering the United States from determining what the normal internal baseline is, how to tell when a situation changes from the norm, and what that might mean.
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- Transmit (information) directly through levels of a hierarchy: neocons who stovepiped lies straight up to the White HouseMore example sentences
- Now, the disparate agencies, spread through six Cabinet departments, must learn to swap information on terrorism rather than ‘stovepiping’ it.
- Also threatened would be the cadres who stovepiped the disinformation that the neoconservative used to manipulate public opinion.
- The traditional hierarchy often teaches officers to protect their turf and to stovepipe, filter, and control information.
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