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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lappet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, wattled; having fleshy lappets at the base of the beak: as, the lappeted lapwing, Hoplopterus tectus or Sarciophorus pileatus.


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  • A black vulture rose up out of the depths on widespread pinions and floated past them almost within arm's length, turning its gruesome naked head of pink lappeted skin to stare at them with inscrutable black eyes before sailing away.

    The Seventh Scroll

  • Pulling on his cinnamon-coloured, bear-lined overcoat as he went, he had just stepped thoughtfully into the street when he collided with a gentleman dressed in a similar coat and an ear-lappeted fur cap.

    Dead Souls

  • I would fain merit your esteem, heedless of those pursy fellows from hulks and warehouses, with one ear lappeted by the pen behind it, and the other an heirloom, as Charles would have had it, in Laud's

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems A Selection


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