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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
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.
Yes, dear," he answered, gently, "I have been thinking of that, also; but we must face it, as we must face whatever comes, bravely and with the utmost confidence in our ability to cope with circumstances whatever they may be.
Faint light filtered from above through occasional ventilating and lighting tubes, but it was scarce sufficient to enable my human eyes to cope with the darkness, and so I was forced to move with extreme care, feeling my way along step by step with a hand upon the wall beside me.
He knew that he could not successfully cope with great numbers in open battle.
So it was that the awful giant found his single hand helpless to cope with the strength of his foeman, and in a brief instant felt powerful fingers clutching at his throat.
She had hoped before she voiced her sentiments that it would not be necessary for her to enter into the transaction at all, for she believed that Clayton was amply able to cope with every emergency, but she had to admit that so far at least he had shown no greater promise of successfully handling the situation than any of the others, though he had at least refrained from adding in any way to the unpleasantness, even going so far as to give up the tin to the sailors when they objected to its being opened by him.
For that most dreaded of Solomon Island scourges, dysentery, had struck Berande plantation, and he was all alone to cope with it.
But what mortal can cope with a creature of his dream?