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  • v. Present participle of chap.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ground full of chinks and crevices, arising from drought.


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  • The latter condition of the lips is commonly called chapping, but it is proper to consider chafing and chapping together as the morbid state of the skin, and the treatment is the same for both.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)

  • If you have peeling, flaking, or chapping, that is also a problem.

    CNN Transcript May 1, 2008

  • It is useful in the prevention of "chapping," for softening rough skin, for preventing and healing bleeding and cracked lips, as a protective dressing in burns, cuts, or any acute inflammation of the skin where the cuticle has been injured or destroyed, or where it is desirable that a wound should be protected and kept closed from the air.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)

  • A slight scratch, abrasion, or even "chapping" is enough.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • Three Random Words: la gerçure (f) = crack, chapping jeûner = to fast, to go without food le videur (lit: "the emptier") = bouncer (nightclub) in mise en bouteille/wine bottling | Permalink

    mise en bouteille / wine bottling

  • The molecules of these products are not small enough to be absorbed into the skin, so they tend to sit on top of the skin instead, which is good if you're trying to protect yourself from chapping from wind and cold.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • A few birds cheeped in bird innocence, but that was the only sound as the man sauntered toward that purse like some tough sheriff in a Western, though then again, maybe it was just the leather chaps, well, chapping, that made him walk that way.

    The Six Rules of Maybe

  • They had had some harsh weather conditions which gave them a bit of chapping.


  • It's the blogospheric equivalent of throwing a stone then ducking down behind a wall, or chapping someone's letterbox and then running away.


  • Purcell's annual salary is £47,500 a year, a serious salary for a serious job, so how he can get away with clocking off at lunchtime to go chapping on doors to campaign for his party is beyond me.

    Archive 2009-05-01


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