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cop

a conical roll of thread wound on a spindle

Cop

 

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

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.

merlon

merlon
In an embattled parapet, one of the solid alternates between the embrasures. also see battlement.
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Along the way, the simple-minded Neil cops off with every granny in sight, Simon attempts to get over being dumped, Jay gets eaten alive after passing-out drunk on an anthill and Will has an embarrassing skinny-dipping experience.
Une nuit, elle cops off avec Jean (Gad Elmaleh), who dits that ilest riche, mais c'est un big lie.
Garry Stewart also attempted to force other cops off the road by swerving towards them and attempting to collide with their car.
Solution: Take all cops off traffic patrol (no one obeys speed limits) and add a portion of them to a fire department/paramedics-type stand-by.
We shouldn't take the nuclear cops off the beat before the world neighborhood is safe.
In their last summer together before university beckons, teenage losers Will, Jay, Neil and Simon fly to a boozy resort in Crete with big Neil cops off with every granny in sight, Simon attempts to get over being dumped, Jay gets eaten alive after passing-out drunk on an anthill and Will has an embarrassing skinny-dipping experience.
The event was policed by 189 officers and the First Minister said MSPs who were there should be "ashamed of themselves" for taking cops off the street.