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a conical roll of thread wound on a spindle



in textile manufacture, a type of yarn package on spinning machines with spindles when the yarn is wound on a bobbin, tube, or the spindle itself. Its shape is conical or, less often, cylindrical; in the latter case the ends may be conical. A cop should be strong and thick and permit easy unwinding of the yarn in an axial direction.


coping of terra-cotta
A protective cap, top, or cover of wall, parapet, pilaster, or chimney; often of stone, terra-cotta, concrete, metal, or wood. May be flat, but commonly sloping, double-beveled, or curved to shed water so as to protect masonry below from penetration of water from above. Most effective if extended beyond wall face and cut with a drip. Also see featheredged coping.


In an embattled parapet, one of the solid alternates between the embrasures. also see battlement.
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not least because the man complaining about the way she's behaving is the same man who copped off with a lap-dancer on his stag night and who has now dumped his wife, leaving her with two kids and a broken heart.
Although if they copped off (you never know, they might be lucky in the Grafton), they may be expected to lose those bras.
Rory left Holly heartbroken after he copped off with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.
He still thinks he's in there with Maria even though nothing happened between them in Majorca and she copped off with someone else