from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See hoopoe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of whoop.
- n. An obsolete spelling of hoop, now hoopoe.
- n. A variant spelling of hope.
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"She never _said_ naething to jeedge by, but I hae a glimmer o 'houp' at she
Scotland, that my assured houp was, in oppin audience, to preache in
The morrow following, some of the poore, in houp of spoyle, and sum of
When they were securely attached and began to nod in the air, he waved his hat and shouted: "Hou, houp!"
The heron, and the charadroin according to its kind, the houp also, and the bat.
The bittern, and the charadrion, every one in their kind: the houp also and the bat.
"Come back this verra minnit, an 'I'll gi'e ye a wheen poothers an' sic like, that'll keep ye a 'hale and hearty, I houp, till ye win hame again."
They dashed and splashed and raced round and round their tank, or crawled up on the rocks, craned their wet, sleek necks, and barked -- houp! houp! houp!
'_Young men_,' he ca'ed them, as if he was a greybeard himsel ',' young men who, led to take up Surgery by the houp o 'gains an' notoriety, have given themselves nae time to learn its scienteefic principles -- showy operators, who diagnose wi 'the knife an' endeavour to dictate to Nature and no 'to assist her.'
The lady who had "houp-la'd" her way from Dublin to Yokohama was the spotless queen of beauty, and Dale was frenziedly, idiotically in love with her.