from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that makes loops.
- n. See measuring worm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instrument or tool, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn or cord, etc.
- n. An inchworm or measuring worm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument, as a bodkin, for forming a loop in yarn, a cord, etc.
- n. The larva of any species of geometrid moths. See Geometrid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, a measuring-worm; a geometrid larva: same as geometer, 3.
- n. Hence plural The adult geometrid moths, Geometridæ or Geometrina. Also called measure-moths and land-measurers.
- n. An implement used in uniting the ends of strips cut from rags for the woof or filling of rag carpets.
- n. In the plural, buck-shot of large size.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae
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A looper is your best friend: still don't have a footswitch for the Repeater so I used the trusty Headrush which worked great.
External control of the looper is a necessity in any of these scenarios.
The seesaw battle of opposing styles -- Mr. Owens is considered a "looper" for his top-spin shots, while Mr. Zhuang is more of a "blocker" with his traditional Chinese pen-hold grip -- continued until each won three games, forcing a decisive seventh.
The 'looper' caterpillars mentioned above afford remarkable examples of 'protective' resemblance, for many of them show a marvellous likeness to the twigs of their food-plant, tubercles on the insect's body resembling closely the little outgrowths of the plant's cortex.
Here they remain until the spring, when they come out to feed on the young foliage and grow rapidly into the conspicuous cream, yellow and black 'looper' caterpillars mentioned in a previous chapter (p. 60).
If you're into live looping ala Robert Fripp and his Frippertronics system, the M9 also has that 28-second looper which is controllable via dedicated footswitches.
Greg Norman said his former looper, Tony Navarro, would be a great fit for Woods.
Last year's NL batting champion, Ramirez committed a costly error in the second inning after Tony Abreu's looper dropped near him in short left field.
In Japan, the Axi is sold as a pet under the name wooper looper.
Mays wanted his pitcher, Juan Marichal, to retaliate against Cub star Ernie Banks, but Marichal would only throw a looper over his head.
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