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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lap  \Lap\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lapped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  rest  or  recline  in  a  lap,  or  as  in  a  lap. 
  To  lap  his  head  on  lady's  breast.  --Praed. 
  2.  To  cut  or  polish  with  a  lap,  as  glass,  gems,  cutlery,  etc 
  See  1st  {Lap},  10. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lapping  \Lap"ping\,  n. 
  A  kind  of  machine  blanket  or  wrapping  material  used  by  calico 
  printers.  --Ure. 
  {Lapping  engine},  {Lapping  machine}  (Textile  Manuf.),  A 
  machine  for  forming  fiber  info  a  lap.  See  its  {Lap},  9. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  covering  with  an  overlapping  design  as  with  tiles  or 
  shingles  [syn:  {imbrication},  {overlapping}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  of  water  like  a  dog,  i.e.,  by  putting  the  hand  filled  with  water 
  to  the  mouth.  The  dog  drinks  by  shaping  the  end  of  his  long  thin 
  tongue  into  the  form  of  a  spoon,  thus  rapidly  lifting  up  water, 
  which  he  throws  into  his  mouth.  The  three  hundred  men  that  went 
  with  Gideon  thus  employed  their  hands  and  lapped  the  water  out 
  of  their  hands  (Judg.  7:7). 

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