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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canopy  \Can"o*py\  (k[a^]n"[-o]*p[y^]),  n.;  pl  {Canopies} 
  (-p[i^]z).  [OE.  canapie,  F.  canap['e]  sofa,  OF  conop['e]e, 
  conopeu  conopieu  canopy,  vail,  pavilion  (cf.  It  canop[`e] 
  canopy,  sofa),  LL  conopeum  a  bed  with  mosquito  curtains,  fr 
  Gr  kwnwpei^on,  fr  kw`nwps  gnat,  kw`nos  cone  +  'w`ps  face. 
  See  {Cone},  and  {Optic}.] 
  1.  A  covering  fixed  over  a  bed,  dais,  or  the  like  or  carried 
  on  poles  over  an  exalted  personage  or  a  sacred  object, 
  etc  chiefly  as  a  mark  of  honor.  ``Golden  canopies  and 
  beds  of  state.''  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Arch.) 
  a  An  ornamental  projection,  over  a  door,  window,  niche, 
  etc 
  b  Also  a  rooflike  covering,  supported  on  pillars  over 
  an  altar,  a  statue,  a  fountain,  etc 




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