cope


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cope

a large ceremonial cloak worn at solemn liturgical functions by priests of certain Christian sects

cope

[kōp]
(metallurgy)
The upper portion of a flask, mold, or pattern.

cope

1. To cut or shape the end of a molded wood member so that it will cover and fit the contour of an adjoining member.
2. To notch a steel beam, channel, etc., so that another member may be fitted against it.
3. A coping.
4. To form a coping.
References in classic literature ?
I feel fitted to cope with any child that ever was born int' the world
My muscles, perfectly attuned and accustomed to the force of gravity on Earth, played the mischief with me in attempting for the first time to cope with the lesser gravitation and lower air pressure on Mars.
Korak struggled to free himself from his bonds, but even his great strength was unable to cope with the many strands of hard-knotted cord that bound him.
I couldn't cope in badinage with the worthy Thomas, but I thought I knew a surer way to his heart, so I said, "Now, Mr.
If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I should say: "Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will.
He admit- ted that he would not be able to cope with this monster.
The authorities were not in a condition to cope with serious revolt.
In fact, no one can cope with him as a stark tramper of the wilderness.
Whatever might be the supernatural influences among these mountains, the travellers found their physical difficulties hard to cope with.
Many I grasped and set upon their feet again, but alone the work was greater than I could cope with.
It was with her I had to cope for the next four-and-twenty hours; and she filled me with a greater present terror than all those villains at the hall; for had not their poor little helpless captive described her as "about the worst of the gang?
There are men whom a merciful Providence has undoubtedly ordained to a single life, but who from wilfulness or through circumstances they could not cope with have flown in the face of its decrees.