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Tope  v. i.  (past & past part. toped; pres. part. toping)  To drink hard or frequently; to drink strong or spiritous liquors to excess. "If you tope in form, and treat."






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"Tope" Quotes from Famous Books



... probable that the sturgeon has retained the notochordal (that is, the primitive, unsegmented) structure because it{172} is sluggish. But Dr. Guenther informs me that the sluggishness of the common tope (Galeus vulgaris) is much like that of the sturgeon, and yet the bodies of its vertebrae are distinct and well-ossified. Moreover, the great salamander of Japan is much more inert and sluggish than either, and yet it ...
— On the Genesis of Species • St. George Mivart

... Egyptians, there was an early civilization which included the arts of joining, carving, and upholstering, we do not know; most probably there was; and from the plaster casts which one sees in our Indian Museum, of the ornamental stone gateways of Sanchi Tope, Bhopal in Central India, it would appear that in the early part of our Christian era, the carvings in wood of their neighbours and co-religionists, the Hindoos, represented figures of men and animals in the woodwork of ...
— Illustrated History of Furniture - From the Earliest to the Present Time • Frederick Litchfield

... the {image "svastika2.gif"} occur upon the famous footprints of Buddha carved upon the Amaravati Tope, and Dr. Schliemann remarks that we find ...
— The Non-Christian Cross - An Enquiry Into the Origin and History of the Symbol Eventually Adopted as That of Our Religion • John Denham Parsons

... importance are of ancient date. Even when, as in France in 1789, this class seems to be exclusive, each half century introduces into it new families; judges, governors, rich businessmen or bankers who have risen to the tope of the social ladder through the wealth they have acquired or through the important offices they have filled; and here, in the medium thus constituted, the statesman and wise counselor of the people, the independent and able politician is most naturally developed.—Because, ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 1 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine

... Thus, should a man wish to get himself up as a great dandy, he would put at least half a pound of butter or other fat upon his head. This would be worked up with his coarse locks by a friend, until it somewhat resembled a cauliflower. He would then arrange his tope or plaid of thick cotton cloth, and throw one end over his left shoulder, while slung from the same shoulder his circular shield would hang upon his back; suspended by a strap over the right shoulder would hang ...
— In the Heart of Africa • Samuel White Baker



Words linked to "Tope" :   booze, shrine, fuddle, drink, stupa, toper



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