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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 not a happy day for Prudhoe Town at Cleator Moor Celtic who went nap through Leigh Dunn (2), Callum Birdsall, Luke Close and Rhys Liddle.
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.
Mount Park top-scored across the divisions, hammering Wavertree Park 10-3 while the Claremont went nap without reply by beating Walton Athletic 5-0 and Rockville drew 4-4 against LHFC.
CHESTER-LE-STREET Town Whitehill entertained Birtley and went nap with a 5-1 home win.
Three goals by Andy Wilkinson (2) and Brian Johnson in the opening half-hour set them on their way and, although Chris Hamblin reduced the deficit, Jarrow went nap with further strikes from Dean Black and Nick Kane, who was later red-carded.
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 .
Jade robshaw went nap as Town Ladies ran riot with an 11-0 walloping of Carlisle in the North East Premier League.
Huntly went nap five minutes into the second half, Martin Stewart hammering the ball into the roof of the net, and Stephen completed the scoring six minutes later with a superb 20-yard effort.