from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To drink (liquor) habitually and excessively or engage in such drinking.
- n. A small, rough-skinned, widely distributed shark (Galeorhinus galeus) having an elongated conical snout.
- n. See stupa.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, grey, European shark, Galeorhinus galeus, that has rough skin and a long snout.
- v. To drink excessively; to get drunk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A moundlike Buddhist sepulcher, or memorial monument, often erected over a Buddhist relic.
- n. A grove or clump of trees.
- n. A small shark or dogfish (Galeorhinus galeus syn. Galeus galeus), native of Europe, but found also on the coasts of California and Tasmania; -- called also toper, oil shark, miller's dog, and penny dog.
- n. The wren.
- intransitive v. To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous liquors to excess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To drink alcoholic liquors to excess, especially to do so habitually.
- Same as top.
- n. An Australasian shark, Galeus australis. It differs somewhat from Galeus galeus, the tope of Great Britaiu. In Australia also called school-shark. E. E. Morris, Austral English.
- n. A kind of shark, the miller's-dog or penny-dog, Galeorhinus galeus, or Galeus canis; also, one of several related sharks of small size, some of them also called dogfish.
- n. The European wren.
- n. The popular name for a type of Buddhist monument, which may be considered as a tumulus of masonry, of domical or tower-like form, many specimens of which occur in India and southeastern Asia, intended for the preservation of relics or the commemoration of some event.
- n. In India, a grove or clump of trees: as, a toddy- tope; a cane -tope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
- v. drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
The other kind of tope is unofficial, but I have dubbed it the inverse, or reverse, tope.
The reverse tope is simply where a couple of volunteers dig a trench in the road, side to side, to curb the ardour of the nascent psychopath.
The infamous Mexican tope is a murderous roadway device meant to slow vehicular traffic.
Like its forerunner, the reverse tope is liable to be any depth or width; it depends on the whim of the spade wielders, or perhaps how deeply they had descended towards the bottom of a tequila bottle.
The only good thing about a tope is that it allows you to pass slow trucks as they inch over the tope.
* Note: This passage is differently written in the various manuscripts I have seen; and in some the word tope (gun) has been written for nupth, (naphtha, and toofung) (musket) for khudung, (arrow.)
Other times there is only a single warning, just the sign with the word tope and its buddy, the arrow, or simply an image of a car rising on a ramp.
Amanda was then outside the door, and could not get in. 7 At the place there was (subsequently) raised a tope, which is still existing.
Over the spot (where his body was burned) there was built a tope, which is still in existence.
A short distance from its summit, just after passing the villages, and before entering the ravine which leads us to our present camp is a Khyberry tower, built on a fine Bactrian tope, which is nearly half ruined; on the top of this a dome of good proportions is built on a double-terraced foundation.
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