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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cap  \Cap\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Capped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Capping}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  a  cap,  or  as  with  a  cap;  to  provide  with  a 
  cap  or  cover;  to  cover  the  top  or  end  of  to  place  a  cap 
  upon  the  proper  part  of  as  to  cap  a  post  to  cap  a  gun. 
 
  The  bones  next  the  joint  are  capped  with  a  smooth 
  cartilaginous  substance.  --Derham. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  cap.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  complete;  to  crown;  to  bring  to  the  highest  point  or 
  consummation;  as  to  cap  the  climax  of  absurdity. 
 
  4.  To  salute  by  removing  the  cap.  [Slang.  Eng.] 
 
  Tom  .  .  .  capped  the  proctor  with  the  profoundest  of 
  bows.  --Thackeray. 
 
  5.  To  match;  to  mate  in  contest;  to  furnish  a  complement  to 
  as  to  cap  text;  to  cap  proverbs.  --Shak. 
 
  Now  I  have  him  under  girdle  I'll  cap  verses  with  him 
  to  the  end  of  the  chapter.  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  In  capping  verses,  when  one  quotes  a  verse  another  must 
  cap  it  by  quoting  one  beginning  with  the  last  letter  of 
  the  first  letter,  or  with  the  first  letter  of  the  last 
  word  or  ending  with  a  rhyming  word  or  by  applying  any 
  other  arbitrary  rule  may  be  agreed  upon 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coping  \Cop"ing\,  n.  [See  {Cope},  n.]  (Arch.) 
  The  highest  or  covering  course  of  masonry  in  a  wall,  often 
  with  sloping  edges  to  carry  off  water;  --  sometimes  called 
  {capping}.  --Gwill. 




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