(kp), n. [AS. cop; cf. G. kopf head. Cf. Cup, Cob.] 1. The top of a thing; the head; a crest. [Obs.]
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Cop they used to call
The tops of many hills.
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2. A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.
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3. A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.
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4. (Mil. Arch.) Same as Merlon.
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5. A policeman. [Slang]
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Cop waste, a kind of cotton waste, composed chiefly of remnants of cops from which the greater part of the yarn has been unwound.
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adj. 1. completely satisfactory.
Syn. -- copesetic, copesettic.
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You had to be a good judge of what a man was like, and the English was copacetic.
John O'Hara



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(?) }, n. [Sp. & Pg., fr. Brazil. cupaba.] (Med.) A more or less viscid, yellowish liquid, the bitter oleoresin of several species of Copaifera, a genus of trees growing in South America and the West Indies. It is stimulant and diuretic, and was formerly much used in affections of the mucous membranes. It is also used in varnishes and lacquers, and in cleaning oil paintings. -- called also balsam of copaiba, copaiba balsam, balsam capivi, and Jesuits' resin.
[Written also capivi.]

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