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  • v. Present participle of coop.
  • n. The practice of forcing unwilling participants to vote, often several times over, for a particular candidate in an election.

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Examples

  • The official also said the Northern Command's exercise plans for "cooping" - continuity of operations, during which commanders go to off-site locations - also had been scratched.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • The official also said the Northern Command's exercise plans for "cooping" -- continuity of operations, during which commanders go to off-site locations -- also had been scratched.

    Mudville Gazette

  • There is good evidence to support the theory that Poe was a victim of "cooping" - a practice whereby political gangs kidnapped vulnerable bystanders, cooped them up, got them drunk, and bullied them round the polling stations to vote over and over again for a corrupt candidate.

    LewRockwell.com

  • Radical scrapes, the intimidation and 'cooping' of Tory voters being a characteristic of the elections of that day with the wilder spirits, of whom Thurtell was doubtless one.

    George Borrow and His Circle Wherein May Be Found Many Hitherto Unpublished Letters Of Borrow And His Friends

  • Michael Humphreys, a Northern Command spokesman, said the military officials decided to delink the Ardent Sentry exercise from the National Level Exercise, but he stressed that the command conducts other exercises and "cooping" at other times.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • Mr. Ogai says that wasn't realistic for his breeding cows, because cooping them up stresses them so much that they can't bear calves.

    Radiation Threat Rattles Japan's Food Chain

  • Mr. Ogai says that wasn't really possible for breeding cows like his, because cooping them up inside stresses them so much that they can't bear calves.

    Food Scares Follow Nuclear Accident

  • You, a man of the open, have been cooping yourself up in the cities with all that that means.

    Chapter XIX

  • This was such a standard practice there was even a term for it, "cooping," as in "make like a pigeon and tuck into the coop."

    Robert Slayton: Ode to Firefighters

  • See what Sarah Jackson has been blogging about: cooping it up

    Polka Dot Cottage: More weekend sewing

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  • WORD cooping

    DEFINITION: ' Police slang for sleeping on the job. '  See also definition of  "coop".

    --- 1973. KURT VONNEGUT. Breakfast of Champions, or, Goodbye Blue Monday. Chapter 4 (Page 53).

    EXAMPLE:

    ' Dwayne zoomed down Old County Road and onto the Interstate, which he had all to himself. He swerved into Exit Ten at a high rate of speed, slammed into a guard-rail, spun around and around. He came out onto Union Avenue going backwards, jumped a curb, and came to a stop in a vacant lot. Dwayne owned the lot.

    ' Nobody saw or heard anything. Nobody lived in the area. A policeman was supposed to cruise by about once every hour or so, but he was cooping in an alley behind a Western Electric warehouse about two miles away. Cooping was police slang for sleeping on the job. '

    --- 1973. KURT VONNEGUT. Breakfast of Champions, or, Goodbye Blue Monday. Chapter 4 (Page 53).

    December 18, 2013

  • Collecting and confining Voters! several days prior to an election in a house or a vessel hired for that purpose. Here they are treated with good living and liquors, and at a proper day are taken out to the polls and "voted" as it is called, for the party.
    James Bartlett, Dictionary of Americanisms, 1877

    May 20, 2008