Definitions

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  • n. A butterfly or moth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete strong preterit of leap.

Etymologies

Short for Lepidoptera (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Twas like so: I was sittin 'in this vairy chair it was, asleep, when he crep' up behind an 'lep' on ma back.

    Bob, Son of Battle

  • Gain a little lep up on his competition? duh ray ray

    First on the CNN Ticker: Florida senator to resign seat

  • Who blocksmitt her saft anvil or yelled lep to her pail?

    Finnegans Wake

  • Krzerszonese Milesia asundurst Sirdarthar Woolwichleagues, good tomkeys years somewhile in Crimealian wall samewhere in Ayerland, during me weeping stillstumms over the freshprosts of Eastchept and the dangling garters of Marrowbone and daring my wapping stiltstunts on Bostion Moss, old stile and new style and heave a lep onwards.

    Finnegans Wake

  • And so (whishing her a suckastic ajew) Mrs. Jeames and I lep into a one oss weakle, and told the driver to go like mad back to Gloster.

    The diary of C. Jeames De La Pluche, Esq., with his letters

  • (EP-uh-lep-see) A disorder of the brain characterized by sudden, recurring attacks of abnormal brain function, often resulting in convulsions or seizures.

    epilepsy

  • Still, if you took a lep down on a wall there and shinned it up a drainpipe you might come close.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Gracile-phase cons work in the orbiting collection stations until they go lep.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • Faith, it's sorra a ha'porth cud she course or lep these fifteen years.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-04-21

  • "Or lep it, so we two innocent bystanders can understand it?"

    The Galaxy Primes

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