from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal (Irish) past participle of leap.
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Thus, in the first hour of closure, a bored reporter came out, read the smoothly-phrased notice, and lepped it in to the desk.
Well, sah, when I seen them Mr. Whitemen makin 'fer me, I jes' rolled down de hill to de ditch, an 'plantin' my gun ba'net down in de water, I lepped acrost to de other side.
And they never go to Mass; and, as to marriage, some used to say they lepped the budget, but it's more likely they have no marriage at all.
"We must mount them on good horses and I don't want my entire stable ruined by men who have never lepped a fence."