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copple

copple
(n.) Something rising in a conical shape; specifically, a hill rising to a point.

couple

couple
(a.) That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler.
(a.) Two of the same kind connected or considered together; a pair; a brace.
(a.) A male and female associated together; esp., a man and woman who are married or betrothed.
(a.) See Couple-close.
(a.) One of the pairs of plates of two metals which compose a voltaic battery; -- called a voltaic couple or galvanic couple.
(a.) Two rotations, movements, etc., which are equal in amount but opposite in direction, and acting along parallel lines or around parallel axes.
(v.) To link or tie, as one thing to another; to connect or fasten together; to join.
(v.) To join in wedlock; to marry.
(v. i.) To come together as male and female; to copulate.

dapple

dapple
(a.) Alt. of Dappled
(n.) One of the spots on a dappled animal.
(v. t.) To variegate with spots; to spot.

dimple

dimple
(n.) A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin.
(n.) A slight indentation on any surface.
(v. i.) To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.
(v. t.) To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions.

dumple

dumple
(v. t.) To make dumpy; to fold, or bend, as one part over another.

fipple

fipple
(n.) A stopper, as in a wind instrument of music.

hopple

hopple
(n.) A fetter for horses, or cattle, when turned out to graze; -- chiefly used in the plural.
(v. t.) To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hamper; to hobble; as, to hopple an unruly or straying horse.
(v. t.) Fig.: To entangle; to hamper.

nipple

nipple
(n.) The protuberance through which milk is drawn from the breast or mamma; the mammilla; a teat; a pap.
(n.) The orifice at which any animal liquid, as the oil from an oil bag, is discharged.
(n.) Any small projection or article in which there is an orifice for discharging a fluid, or for other purposes; as, the nipple of a nursing bottle; the nipple of a percussion lock, or that part on which the cap is put and through which the fire passes to the charge.
(n.) A pipe fitting, consisting of a short piece of pipe, usually provided with a screw thread at each end, for connecting two other fittings.

people

people
(n.) The body of persons who compose a community, tribe, nation, or race; an aggregate of individuals forming a whole; a community; a nation.
(n.) Persons, generally; an indefinite number of men and women; folks; population, or part of population; as, country people; -- sometimes used as an indefinite subject or verb, like on in French, and man in German; as, people in adversity.
(n.) The mass of comunity as distinguished from a special class; the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; as, nobles and people.
(n.) One's ancestors or family; kindred; relations; as, my people were English.
(n.) One's subjects; fellow citizens; companions; followers.
(v. t.) To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.

pimple

pimple
(n.) Any small acuminated elevation of the cuticle, whether going on to suppuration or not.
(n.) Fig.: A swelling or protuberance like a pimple.

popple

popple
(n.) The poplar.
(n.) Tares.
(v. i.) To move quickly up and down; to bob up and down, as a cork on rough water; also, to bubble.

purple

purple
(a.) Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe.
(a.) Imperial; regal; -- so called from the color having been an emblem of imperial authority.
(a.) Blood-red; bloody.
(n.) A color formed by, or resembling that formed by, a combination of the primary colors red and blue.
(n.) Cloth dyed a purple color, or a garment of such color; especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or authority; specifically, the purple rode or mantle worn by Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity; as, to put on the imperial purple.
(n.) Hence: Imperial sovereignty; royal rank, dignity, or favor; loosely and colloquially, any exalted station; great wealth.
(n.) A cardinalate. See Cardinal.
(n.) Any species of large butterflies, usually marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia (formerly Limenitis) as, the banded purple (B. arthemis). See Illust. under Ursula.
(n.) Any shell of the genus Purpura.
(n.) See Purpura.
(n.) A disease of wheat. Same as Earcockle.
(v. t.) To make purple; to dye of purple or deep red color; as, hands purpled with blood.

rimple

rimple
(n.) A fold or wrinkle. See Rumple.
(v. t. & i.) To rumple; to wrinkle.

ripple

ripple
(n.) The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.
(n.) A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter.
(n.) a small wave on the surface of water or other liquids for which the driving force is not gravity, but surface tension.
(n.) the residual AC component in the DC current output from a rectifier, expressed as a percentage of the steady component of the current.
(v.) An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.
(v. i.) To become fretted or dimpled on the surface, as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom; to be covered with small waves or undulations, as a field of grain.
(v. i.) To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.
(v. t.) To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.
(v. t.) Hence, to scratch or tear.
(v. t.) To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake.

rumple

rumple
(n.) A fold or plait; a wrinkle.
(v. t. & i.) To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat.

sample

sample
(n.) Example; pattern.
(n.) A part of anything presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples.
(v. t.) To make or show something similar to; to match.
(v. t.) To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wools, cloths.

simple

simple
(a.) Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.
(a.) Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.
(a.) Mere; not other than; being only.
(a.) Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.
(a.) Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.
(a.) Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.
(a.) Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.
(a.) Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.
(a.) Humble; lowly; undistinguished.
(a.) Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.
(a.) Not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate, a.
(a.) Homogenous.
(a.) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound.
(a.) Something not mixed or compounded.
(a.) A medicinal plant; -- so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.
(a.) A drawloom.
(a.) A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
(a.) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
(v. i.) To gather simples, or medicinal plants.

souple

souple
(n.) That part of a flail which strikes the grain.

staple

staple
(a.) Pertaining to, or being market of staple for, commodities; as, a staple town.
(a.) Established in commerce; occupying the markets; settled; as, a staple trade.
(a.) Fit to be sold; marketable.
(a.) Regularly produced or manufactured in large quantities; belonging to wholesale traffic; principal; chief.
(n.) A settled mart; an emporium; a city or town to which merchants brought commodities for sale or exportation in bulk; a place for wholesale traffic.
(n.) Hence: Place of supply; source; fountain head.
(n.) The principal commodity of traffic in a market; a principal commodity or production of a country or district; as, wheat, maize, and cotton are great staples of the United States.
(n.) The principal constituent in anything; chief item.
(n.) Unmanufactured material; raw material.
(n.) The fiber of wool, cotton, flax, or the like; as, a coarse staple; a fine staple; a long or short staple.
(n.) A loop of iron, or a bar or wire, bent and formed with two points to be driven into wood, to hold a hook, pin, or the like.
(n.) A shaft, smaller and shorter than the principal one, joining different levels.
(n.) A small pit.
(n.) A district granted to an abbey.
(v. t.) To sort according to its staple; as, to staple cotton.

supple

supple
(a.) Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers.
(a.) Yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse.
(a.) Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious.
(v. i.) To become soft and pliant.
(v. t.) To make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather.
(v. t.) To make compliant, submissive, or obedient.

swiple

swiple
(n.) That part of a flail which strikes the grain in thrashing; a swingel.

temple

temple
(n.) A contrivence used in a loom for keeping the web stretched transversely.
(n.) The space, on either side of the head, back of the eye and forehead, above the zygomatic arch and in front of the ear.
(n.) One of the side bars of a pair of spectacles, jointed to the bows, and passing one on either side of the head to hold the spectacles in place.
(n.) A place or edifice dedicated to the worship of some deity; as, the temple of Jupiter at Athens, or of Juggernaut in India.
(n.) The edifice erected at Jerusalem for the worship of Jehovah.
(n.) Hence, among Christians, an edifice erected as a place of public worship; a church.
(n.) Fig.: Any place in which the divine presence specially resides.
(v. t.) To build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to; as, to temple a god.
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