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- n. One who laps liquid, who takes liquid in with his tongue.
- n. something (especially a race) that is a stated number of laps e.g. a 25-lapper
- n. A competitor who is one lap behind another, in the same race, and hence physically in front.
- n. A mechanism that overlaps material to make it thicker; a lapping cylinder or lapping machine
- v. To make a gentle splashing sound, as the sound of flowing water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who takes up food or liquid with his tongue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Scotch form of lopper.
- n. One who laps with the tongue.
- n. In entomology, one of the tropin or mouth-organs which are used for lapping honey or other food, as the tongue of a bee.
- n. One who laps.
- n. One who uses a lap, as in a lapidary's work.
- n. In cotton manufacturing, a machine which receives the scutched cotton from the batting-and blowing-machine, and compacts it into a lap or fleece upon the surface of a roller called a lap-roller.
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Next the cotton is fed into a "lapper," which continues the work of untangling the fibers, removing impurities, including broken ends or short lint.
The "lapper" has been featured in several home magazines and design blogs.
But on this night, waiting for the dew, a little of it, to become more, on the surfaces that were mine, I heard the noises of a dew-lapper moving aft along the port - gunwale -- which was my property aft of the stroke-thwart clear to the stern.
Meanwhile there is a Dell lapper standing by when/if all these other things let me down.
Until he throws a lapper or 2 it would really look better on your part if you complained about someone who up to this point that has brought a negative to this team.
"Wait out here while I pop into the villa and grab a lapper." i Jake watched a grey lizard, who was perched atop an bask in the hot sun. returned swinging a greasy old-fashioned computer.
"You can lead a dog to gravy, but you can't make him a lapper."
The drawing hands were paid on that, but the cards and the lapper hands were paid by the hour.
You see, in a mill you start with the lapper, and every machine drafts it down.
BG: Before we get onto that, I just want to ask you one thing about how you got from sweeper to the supervisor of the lapper room.