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  • n. Cup.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To exchange.
  • See coup.
  • n. A cup or wooden bowl.


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  • Maggie having returned with her jug full of frothy milk, and the potatoes being already heaped up in a wooden bowl or bossie in the middle of the table, sending the smoke of their hospitality to the rafters, Janet placed a smaller wooden bowl, called a caup, filled with deliciously yellow milk of Hawkie's latest gathering, for each individual of the company, with an attendant horn-spoon by its side.

    David Elginbrod

  • Dumb question – Is it 1 1/2 caup of berries, pureed?

    pink lady cake | smitten kitchen

  • ` ` I am pretty weel, kinsman, 'said the Bailie --- ` ` indifferent weel, I thank ye; and for accommodations, ane canna expect to carry about the Saut Market at his tail, as a snail does his caup; --- and I am blythe that ye hae gotten out o the hands o' your unfreends. ''

    Rob Roy

  • Then she got a caup, a wooden dish like a large saucer, and into it milked the ewe.

    Sir Gibbie

  • Prostrate on the ceiling he lay and watched the splendid spoonfuls tumble out of sight into the capacious throats of four men; all took their spoonfuls from the same dish, but each dipped his spoonful into his private caup of milk, ere he carried it to his mouth.

    Sir Gibbie

  • Next she carried the caup to the bed; but what means she there used to enable the lamb to drink, the boy could not see, though his busy eyes and loving heart would gladly have taken in all.

    Sir Gibbie

  • Richie filled his friend's cup up to the brim, and insisted that he should drink what he called "clean caup out."

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Lord Huntinglen, an undeniable man of quality -- it is pity but he could keep caup and can frae his head, whilk now and then doth'minish his reputation.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • 'Maybe I do, and maybe I do not,' answered Peter; 'I am no free to answer every body's interrogatory, unless it is put judicially, and by form of law -- specially where folk think so much of a caup of sour yill, or a thimblefu' of brandy.


  • [The "savage hospitality," of which Burns complains in this letter, was at that time an evil fashion in Scotland: the bottle was made to circulate rapidly, and every glass was drunk "clean caup out."] _Mauchline, July, 1787.

    The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. With a New Life of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical by Allan Cunningham


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