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 for To wipe a joint
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wipe \Wipe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wiped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wiping.] [OE. vipen, AS. w[imac]pian; cf. LG. wiep a wisp
     of straw, Sw. vepa to wrap up, to cuddle one's self up, vepa
     a blanket; perhaps akin to E. whip.]
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     1. To rub with something soft for cleaning; to clean or dry
        by rubbing; as, to wipe the hands or face with a towel.
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              Let me wipe thy face.                 --Shak.
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              I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping
              it, and turning it upside down.       --2 Kings xxi.
                                                    13.
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     2. To remove by rubbing; to rub off; to obliterate; --
        usually followed by away, off or out. Also used
        figuratively. "To wipe out our ingratitude." --Shak.
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              Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them
              soon.                                 --Milton.
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     3. To cheat; to defraud; to trick; -- usually followed by
        out. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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              If they by coveyne [covin] or gile be wiped beside
              their goods.                          --Robynson
                                                    (More's
                                                    Utopia)
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     To wipe a joint (Plumbing), to make a joint, as between
        pieces of lead pipe, by surrounding the junction with a
        mass of solder, applied in a plastic condition by means of
        a rag with which the solder is shaped by rubbing.
  
     To wipe the nose of, to cheat. [Old Slang]
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