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- v. Present participle of sap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of excavating trenches of approach under the musketry-fire of the besieged.
- n. The undermining of a river's bank, especially if it is a cliff, by the moving water and its suspended grit.
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He did not protest beyond presently a transient frown as at a bad taste on his tongue, and a rather petulant objection to her use of analogies, which he called the sapping of language.
And when once on the downward slope, chronic innutrition is an important factor in sapping vitality and hastening the descent.
I’ve heard brain sapping can be a painful experience.
The sapping is a laborious task, for the galleries run to a great depth.
Ius Chasma is believed to have been shaped by a process called sapping when water seeped from the layers of the cliffs and evaporated before it reached the canyon floor.
I might just have blog fatigue like everyone gets, but also I feel like it was kind of sapping my autobiographical juices, which I need to put in this other project.
Last year the head of the Army, General Sir Richard Dannatt, warned that a lack of public appreciation for Britain's military effort in Iraq and Afghanistan was in danger of "sapping" the willingness of troops to serve on dangerous operations.
She also deplored conflicts which she said were "sapping" efforts to improve health care in Africa.
A constant and vigorous artillery bombardment was maintained all day, and the Germans in front of the First Division were observed to be "sapping" up to our lines and trying to establish new trenches.
I had the common sense and modesty to put off taking it to the last moment, and to stay up two different vacations, 'sapping' like a
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