Definition of Napes

1. Noun. (plural of nape) ¹



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Definition of Napes

1. nape [n] - See also: nape

Lexicographical Neighbors of Napes

napa cabbage
napaceous
napalm
napalmed
napalming
napalmlike
napalms
napas
nape
nape-crest
nape nevus
nape of the neck
naped
naperies
napery
napes (current term)
napex
napha water
naphazoline
naphazoline hydrochloride
naphew
naphtha
naphthacene
naphthacenes
naphthalate
naphthalates
naphthaldehyde
naphthaldehydes
naphthalene
naphthalene acetic acid

Literary usage of Napes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Rock-climbing in the English Lake District by Owen Glynne Jones (1897)
"It is possible to travel along the whole length of the ridge from Hell's Gate (called Deep Gill on the Ordnance map) to the White napes scree at Little Hell ..."

2. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"... but that you will still continue your accustomed favours to your most devoted humble servant, napes, who would needs try T»is new gun upon me. ..."

3. Political, Religious, and Love Poems: From the Archbishop of Canterbury's by Frederick James Furnivall, William Michael Rossetti, Lambeth Palace Library, British Museum (1866)
"... Jack napes (the Duko of Suffolk) would go to sea. He was caught and beheaded. Sing his dirge ! Pray for him all bishops and clergy. ..."

4. Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards by William Andrew Chatto (1848)
"Mr. Turner's remark, that " the ballad shows that napes was a term of derision, signifying a Knave, and must therefore be the Saxon ..."

5. Words, Facts, and Phrases: A Dictionary of Curious, Quaint, & Out-of-the-way by Eliezer Edwards (1882)
"If this be so, it will explain why our third- figured card is called ' Jack' and also ' knave," and proves that Jack-a-napes meant Jack the knave. ..."

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