Why is it Called Pipe DOPE?

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On Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 4:29:25 AM UTC-5, snipped-for-privacy@ruhard.com wr ote:

From the website http://etymonline.com/index.php
dope (n.) Look up dope at Dictionary.com 1807, American English, "sauce, gravy, thick liquid," from Dutch doop " thick dipping sauce," from doopen "to dip" (see dip (v.)). Extension to "dr ug" is 1889, from practice of smoking semi-liquid opium preparation. Meanin g "foolish, stupid person" is older (1851) and may have a sense of "thick-h eaded." Sense of "inside information" (1901) may come from knowing before t he race which horse had been drugged to influence performance. Dope-fiend i s attested from 1896.

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