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dope

1. any of a number of preparations made by dissolving cellulose derivatives in a volatile solvent, applied to fabric in order to improve strength, tautness, etc.
2. an additive used to improve the properties of something, such as an antiknock compound added to petrol
3. Slang
a. any illegal drug, usually cannabis
b. (as modifier): a dope fiend
4. a drug administered to a racehorse or greyhound to affect its performance
5. US and Canadian informal a photographic developing solution

dope

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A cellulose ester lacquer used as an adhesive or a coating.

dope

1. A material added to a building material such as mortar or plaster to retard or accelerate the set.
2. A material added to a batch of paint to adjust it to specifications.
3. A solution of cellulose nitrate applied to a porous fabric as a protective coating.
4. A compound used in making a pipe joint, as a lubricant and to ensure a leakproof joint.

dope

A finishing thick liquid applied to fabric, normally covering the wing or control surfaces, to tauten it from shrinking, strengthen it, and render it airtight by acting as filler.
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The dopey burglar broke into Glynn's Centra in Carnmore, Co Galway- which had been in the news for selling a EUR10million Lotto ticket.
DOPEY cannabis farmers grew 120 pot plants next to a police station.
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At which point from the wings ambled the dopey half of the act, his buck-toothed brother, Mike.
Sometimes all that poolside sunning makes your brain hurt, and you just need something deliciously dopey.
Witness his shirt- twirling celebration of the goal he thought had clinched a vital victory before a combination of dopey refereeing and equally dopey defending let Southampton deny us vital breathing space above the bottom three.
Ian Woosnam's dopey caddie was lucky to survive the final round of the Open after his carelessness cost his man a chance of glory.
In its more simplistic manifestations, such as dopey monster sculptures, Myoda's expression of a riven subjectivity is mostly annoying.
Soggy was lying in a sodden field with his brother Dopey and sisters Sleepy and Bashful.
Dopey David Cameron has lost another supporter - and this time a valuable one.
This dopey galoot who hosted Crufts had patently never read an autocue before.