Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal (Scotch) contraction of swiple.
- An obsolete or dialectal form of supple.
- Noting raw silk which has been deprived, to a certain extent, of its external covering, the silk-glue. This is done by treating the silk with tartar and some sulphuric acid heated nearly to boiling.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That part of a flail which strikes the grain.
“Were a Mohegan from olden times to miraculously time-travel to the future and meet some of these 'souple' language speakers, what would he make of them?”
“Thank your Ladyship kindly," Miss Brennan said with one of the dips which perhaps kept her limbs "souple" as she said.”
“I could see the villains, like sae mony craws on the edge of the brae; and I reckon that they saw me; for some of the loons were beginning to crawl down the hill, but liker auld wives in their red cloaks, coming frae a field preaching, than such a souple lad as I was.”
“A souple of sprigs of rosemary would be the best substitute.”
“That done, he fleaeth it, and taweth the skinne betwixte his handes, vntill it become very souple and soft and kiepeth it for a hande kercher.”
“The good man Grangousier, drinking and making merry with the rest, heard the horrible noise which his son had made as he entered into the light of this world, when he cried out, Some drink, some drink, some drink; whereupon he said in French, Que grand tu as et souple le gousier! that is to say, How great and nimble a throat thou hast.”
“Although he has painted hosts of excellent dog pictures, cats are his favorites, on account, as he says, of "les formes fines et gracieux; mouvements, souple et subtil.”
“Donc ce que l'on attend pour commencer: l'écran souple comme feuille de papier légère, transportable, pliable, autonome, rechargeable, accueillant tout ce que le web propose (du savoir, de l'information, des créations ...) et cela dans un format universel avec une résolution sonore et d'image acceptable.”
“L'outil sera-t-il vraiment souple et léger, ou faut-il attendre le développement de l'encre électronique?”
“Oui, il a encore de l'avenir, il y aura toujours du papier, ou si ce n'est pas le papier (matériau) que l'on connaît, ce sera un support souple, léger et fin comme lui (pour dans dix ans en principe).”
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