from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A three-masted Malay lugger, from 50 to 60 feet long, and from 10 to 12 feet wide and about as deep. It sails well, and carries a large cargo.


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  • Was he so confident because he knew he had to be in order to compensate for the toup?

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  • She was chattering happily as we came out after the third act, and caught the eye of the bold Oscar, who was holding forth languidly to a group of his fritillaries near the bar entrance, looking as usual like an overfed trout in a toup-.


  • Fraser Nelsonwarns that David Cameron needs toup his game.

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  • Was this really the best way you could think of seeing if Trump wore a toup?

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  • I'm tired of hearing John McCain's "My Friends," sick of Sarah Palin's phoney corn-pone accent, bored with Biden's too-wide smile does he wear a toup?

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  • By the early 1970s he had given that up to make money again, and he was back in a tux and under a toup, snapping his fingers to "Mack the Knife" in his own TV variety series.

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  • Tell Mrs. Damer, that the fashion now is to erect the toup ` ee into a high detached tuft of hair, like a cockatoo's crest; and this toup ` ee they call la physionomie -- I don't guess why.

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  • Good take by Steyn here who definitely does not wear a toup

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  • Maybe they should look in Palin's bra and under Biden's toup.

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