American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A decorative flap or loose fold on a garment or headdress.
- n. A flaplike structure, such as the wattle of a bird or the lobe of the ear.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of lap.
- A little lap, flap, or pendant, especially on a coat or a head-dress.
- In ornithology, a wattle or other fleshy process hanging from a bird's head.
- One of certain bombycid moths, as Lasiocampa quercifolia: an English book-name. The small lappet is
- To cover with or as with a lappet.
- n. In biology, a small lobe-shaped organ, such as the lappets of certain nemertean larvæ, etc.
- n. Same as tegula.
- n. In paleontology, an ear-like crest formed in some nautiloid cephalopods, as Lituites and Ophidioceras, by an extension of the lateral margins of the aperture of the shell.
- n. A small decorative fold or flap, especially of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
- v. transitive To decorate with, or as if with, lappets.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
- v. rare To decorate with, or as with, a lappet.
- n. a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards
- n. medium-sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars
- n. a small lap on a garment or headdress
“The mountains support a population of the lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), significant in the Middle East since the species is threatened and declining in the region; it is listed as vulnerable on the 2000 IUCN Red List.”
“The poisoning of predators has disastrous effects for other species, and has caused a large decline in lappet-faced vultures.”
“The lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), is considered vulnerable by BirdLife International (2000) and is found throughout the ecoregion.”
“Similar decorations are produced by lappet weaving, a method in which additional warp yarns are used to create small designs that are not the same on both sides of the cloth.”
“Any fabric with dots created by swivel weave or lappet weave or by flocking.”
“Because when she plumped, like a child, into his arms, how came his arms to be so wide open? and when two great tears rolled down her cheeks, how sprang his handkerchief so impromptu out from beneath his braided lappet?”
“Then the master drew his green riding-coat of thin velvet closer round him, and buttoned the lappet in front, because he had heavy weight in the pockets.”
“But the minister was down upon him at once, had him by the lappet of his coat, though he knew how important it was for his dear niece that he should allow Mr Glascock to amuse himself this evening after another fashion.”
“He was standing up, gallantly fronting Sir Abraham, and his right arm passed with bold and rapid sweeps before him, as though he were embracing some huge instrument, which allowed him to stand thus erect; and with the fingers of his left hand he stopped, with preternatural velocity, a multitude of strings, which ranged from the top of his collar to the bottom of the lappet of his coat.”
“Victor rubbed the glass on the lappet of his coat and put it back in his pocket.”
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