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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of copper.
  • adj. (of the hull of a wooden ship) sheathed below the waterline with thin sheets of copper to prevent the attack of teredo shipworms and limit the buildup of weed

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Examples

  • He had "coppered" all he required for the time being.

    The Dock Rats of New York

  • Our intention was to take the first train out, but the railroad officials "coppered" our play and won.

    The March of Kelly's Army

  • Now the circus-men didn't want to be bothered with this mess of urchins, and a telephone to police headquarters had "coppered" the play.

    Bulls

  • Our intention was to take the first train out, but the railroad officials "coppered" our play — and won.

    Two Thousand Stiffs

  • Doubtless, however, on this card you "coppered" what you supposed to be the extent of the information of Erskine and the public.

    A Controversy Between "Erskine" and "W. M." on the Practicability of Suppressing Gambling.

  • "coppered," 25 cents; "zinc-plated spiral-twist," at 30 cents, that would stop a streak of lightning any time, no matter where it was bound, and

    Sketches New and Old

  • The hall reeked of cordite and the coppered scent of blood.

    CANTICLES • by K.C. Ball

  • On the other hand, his holdings were reckoned as worth millions, and there were men so sanguine that they held the man a fool who coppered [6] any bet Daylight laid.

    Chapter XI

  • He would buy a schooner - one of those yacht-like, coppered crafts that sailed like witches - and go trading copra and pearling among the islands.

    Chapter 42

  • All hands watched her coming on -- the brightly coppered forefoot parting the water like a golden knife, the headsails flapping lazily and emptily at each downward surge, and the towering canvas tiers dipping and courtesying with each stately swing of the sea.

    THE "FRANCIS SPAIGHT"

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