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Stand in waiting, patchwork thing.
One addressed may comfort bring.
Vision's ball. Soft layering.
Crooked pipe form covering.
Steamy drink: hive's fashioning?

The answer is a single English word.

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The answer is

QUILT

because in each line,

the first half gives a single letter of the solution and the second half describes the solution.

Stand in waiting, patchwork thing.

"Stand in waiting" = queue or Q. Second half: patchwork quilt.

One addressed may comfort bring.

"One addressed" = you or U. Second half: a quilt brings comfort.

Vision's ball. Soft layering.

"Vision's ball" = eye or I. Second half: a quilt forms a soft layer.

Crooked pipe form covering.

"Crooked pipe" = L. Second half: a quilt is a cover.

Steamy drink: hive's fashioning?

"Steamy drink" = tea or T. Not sure about "hive's fashioning" - it sounds rather like bee or B. Apparently a quilt is something used for beehives.
OP: I intended the last line as a reference to quilting bees. The title translates to "a cross tic" to hint at the acrostic nature of this riddle.

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  • $\begingroup$ What would you call a group that fashioned your answer? $\endgroup$ – Hugh Meyers Feb 15 '17 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ @HughMeyers A den of riddlers? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Feb 15 '17 at 15:32
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking "dhvygvat orr" but close enough for a tick. There's a little wordplay in the title as well. :-) $\endgroup$ – Hugh Meyers Feb 15 '17 at 15:37

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