Lap Lap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lapping}.] 1. To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap. [1913 Webster]

To lap his head on lady's breast. --Praed. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st {Lap}, 10. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lapping — Lap ping, n. A kind of machine blanket or wrapping material used by calico printers. Ure. [1913 Webster] {Lapping engine}, {Lapping machine} (Textile Manuf.), A machine for forming fiber info a lap. See its {Lap}, 9. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lapping — ● lapping nom masculin (anglais to lap, laper) Finition par rodage d une surface métallique au moyen d une poudre abrasive …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • lapping — The shifting of accounting entries for *cash receipts between *accounts receivable balances to hide stolen cash. Lapping is possible in cases where a *bookkeeper (i) handles cash receipts from customers and (ii) records cash receipts in accounts… …   Auditor's dictionary

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  • lapping — adj. Lapping is used with these nouns: ↑wave …   Collocations dictionary

  • Lapping —    Of water like a dog, i.e., by putting the hand filled with water to the mouth. The dog drinks by shaping the end of his long thin tongue into the form of a spoon, thus rapidly lifting up water, which he throws into his mouth. The three hundred …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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