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Lapper

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lapper One who takes up food or liquid with his tongue.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lapper One who laps with the tongue.
    • n lapper In entomology, one of the tropin or mouth-organs which are used for lapping honey or other food, as the tongue of a bee.
    • n lapper One who laps. Specifically— One who wraps or folds: as, a cloth-lapper.
    • n lapper One who uses a lap, as in a lapidary's work.
    • n lapper In cotton manufacturing, a machine which receives the scutched cotton from the batting-and blowing-machine, and compacts it into a lap or fleece upon the surface of a roller called a lap-roller. This lap or fleece, when it acquires the proper thickness, is torn across, and removed from the lap-roller to be fed to a carding-machine, into which it is carried by the action of feed-rolls and the first card-roller or lickerin. Also called spreader or blower, and lap-machine or lapping-machine.
    • lapper A Scotch form of lopper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Lapper one who wraps or folds: in cotton manufacturing, a machine which compacts the scutched cotton into a fleece upon the surface of a roller called a lap-roller
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Lap to drink
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. wlappen, being a form of wrap.

Usage

In literature:

The floor was all covered with lappered blood, and sheep and calf skins.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
I'm a non-drinker, a teetotaller, a pop-lapper, an' a grape-juice swizzler!
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
I knows that; but at that very spring the Injuns 'll cool their lappers as they go down south'ard.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The floor was all covered with lappered blood, and sheep and calf skins.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
The ground about was all a-lapper with blood.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
On page 24 is shown our Single Beater Breaker Lapper with Gauge Box and Condenser, and on page 28 the same machine with a Cage Section.
"Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery" by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
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In poetry:

"I dreamed a drearie dream yestreen,
And I wish it may cum to gude:
I dreamed that ye slew my best grew hound,
And gied me his lappered blude."
"Sir Roland" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Lee Hansard makes sure his tires are ready for the Southern Super Stars 100-lapper Saturday night at Huntsville Speedway.
Markham takes Super Stock 50 Lapper .
Gualala driver wins Late Model 100- lapper .
Korish Takes the 50- Lapper .
But executed properly, these one-lappers can be a real doozy.
Gualala driver wins Late Model 100-lapper.
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