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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tope  \Tope\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Toped}  (t[=o]pt);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Toping}.]  [F.  t[^o]per  to  cover  a  stake  in  playing  at 
  dice,  to  accept  an  offer,  t[^o]pe  agreed!;  --  perhaps 
  imitative  of  the  sound  of  striking  hands  on  concluding  a 
  bargain.  From  being  used  in  English  as  a  drinking  term, 
  probably  at  first  in  accepting  a  toast.] 
  To  drink  hard  or  frequently;  to  drink  strong  or  spiritous 
  liquors  to  excess. 
  If  you  tope  in  form  and  treat.  --Dryden. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tope  \Tope\  (t[=o]p),  n.  [Probably  from  Skr.  st[=u]pa  a  tope,  a 
  stupa,  through  Prakrit  th[=u]po.] 
  A  moundlike  Buddhist  sepulcher,  or  memorial  monument,  often 
  erected  over  a  Buddhist  relic. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tope  \Tope\,  n.  [Tamil  t[=o]ppu.] 
  A  grove  or  clump  of  trees;  as  a  toddy  tope.  [India] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tope  \Tope\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  shark  or  dogfish  ({Galeorhinus,  or 
  Galeus,  galeus}),  native  of  Europe,  but  found  also  on  the 
  coasts  of  California  and  Tasmania;  --  called  also  {toper}, 
  {oil  shark},  {miller's  dog},  and  {penny  dog}. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  wren.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  drink  alcohol;  be  an  alcoholic;  "The  husband  drinks  and 
  beats  his  wife"  [syn:  {drink}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  TOPE,  v.  To  tipple,  booze,  swill,  soak,  guzzle,  lush,  bib,  or  swig. 
  In  the  individual,  toping  is  regarded  with  disesteem,  but  toping 
  nations  are  in  the  forefront  of  civilization  and  power.  When  pitted 
  against  the  hard-drinking  Christians  the  absemious  Mahometans  go  down 
  like  grass  before  the  scythe.  In  India  one  hundred  thousand  beef- 
  eating  and  brandy-and-soda  guzzling  Britons  hold  in  subjection  two 
  hundred  and  fifty  million  vegetarian  abstainers  of  the  same  Aryan 
  race.  With  what  an  easy  grace  the  whisky-loving  American  pushed  the 
  temperate  Spaniard  out  of  his  possessions!  From  the  time  when  the 
  Berserkers  ravaged  all  the  coasts  of  western  Europe  and  lay  drunk  in 
  every  conquered  port  it  has  been  the  same  way:  everywhere  the  nations 
  that  drink  too  much  are  observed  to  fight  rather  well  and  not  too 
  righteously.  Wherefore  the  estimable  old  ladies  who  abolished  the 
  canteen  from  the  American  army  may  justly  boast  of  having  materially 
  augmented  the  nation's  military  power. 

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