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nap

1
a. the raised fibres of velvet or similar cloth
b. the direction in which these fibres lie when smoothed down

nap

2
1. a card game similar to whist, usually played for stakes
2. a call in this card game, undertaking to win all five tricks
3. Horse racing a tipster's choice for an almost certain winner
4. go nap
a. to undertake to win all five tricks at nap
b. to risk everything on one chance

nap

[nap]
(textiles)
Fuzzy fibers on the surface of a fabric; produced by a finishing process called raising.

nap

The relatively short fuzzy ends of fibers forming the surface of the carpet.

NAP

(1) (Network Access Protection) See endpoint security.

(2) (Network Access Point) The first public Internet exchange points (IXPs). Established by the National Science Foundation in the early 1990s, they were set up to provide a standard way to exchange packets for commercial backbones. When the Net went commercial in 1995, four official NAPs were created. Three were run by the telephone companies in San Francisco, Chicago and Pennsauken, NJ, and the fourth was run by Metropolitan Fiber Systems (MFS) in Washington, D.C., known as MAE-East (Metropolitan Area Exchange-East). Four more MAEs became de facto NAPs along with two federal exchanges and the Commercial Internet Exchange Association (see CIX).

From a Dozen to Hundreds
Since the first NAPs, hundreds of public exchange points were created around the world, which serve to interconnect all the backbone networks and provide on-ramps to smaller ISPs. See IXP.
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It was nearly all over for Esh as Mattie Weirs made it three and Ryhope then went nap with two goals in quick succession from Josh Home Jackson and Kyle Davis.
KARL FARRIMOND and Grant Noble helped themselves to doubles as Vale went nap to all but seal fourth spot.
The midfielder netted superbly in each half as Brian Horton's men went nap.
GRAEME SOUNESS continued to wave his magic wand with great effect as Rovers went nap to notch their biggest win of the season.
ACE-TIPSTER Newsboy (Charles Fawcus) went nap happy at Ayr on Saturday when best bet TAYSEER won at 12-1 and next best TOP CEES (8-1) completed a fantastic 116-1 double.
The Top Team went nap happy at the weekend with both Garry Owen and Newsboy landing their star bets at big odds.
Cafe D'Art (McGrath [3] and Williams) drew 4-4 with Jawbone (Kenny [2], Kenton and McGuiness) as Whiston 'A' went nap without reply at Whiston 'B' courtesy of goals from Fitzpatrick (2), Meaney, Riley and Broad.
LLYR MORRIS went nap against newly-promoted FC Queens Park and inspired Ruthin Town to a crushing 8-1 win in the Huws Gray Alliance.
Jarrow just about booked their place in the next round, scoring three times in the first half and went nap courtesy of Brodie Simpson (2), Paul Trosh, John Murray and Reece Moore.
Arley Scream Entertainment slipped to their first Division Three defeat of the term as Lewis Ludlow's double swung a 2-1 decision for Sporting Hearty Brad Matheson went nap as Stockingford Royal Oak powered to the top of the Division Five table with a 10-1 rout of Pig & Whistle - Michael Nixon and Ian Clayton weighing in with doubles.
Boosbeck United also went nap in a 5-1 win at Carlin How.
The second division had Springfield beating Quarry Green Res with goals from Carlo Hope and Tommy Gore and Halewood Town Ath went nap at The Breeze Hotel with double strikes from Graham Friday and Danny Reynolds and Sam Devine .