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a conical roll of thread wound on a spindle
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

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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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Participants will be awarded an iternationally recognised certificate of participation at the end of the training in addition to a chance to win free internship in Canada.
Four top prizes will receive P15,000, a plaque and a certificate of participation. There will be a special prize of P10,000 plus plaque and certificate of participation.
They will also receiS ve a Carragher replica Champions League medal and a certificate of participation.
Mohammed al-Sadah, Vodafone Qatar's chief administration officer, presented each volunteer with a Certificate of Participation before Rota Volunteer Programme specialist Hazem Idriss proposed a vote of thanks .
Certificate of participation will be handed over to all participants of competitions on the eve of 3rd One Day Workshop on Young Researchers Skill Development going to be held on March 10, 2012 in Peshawar.
Successful applicants will receive a certificate of participation and a recommendation letter for university.
All pupils playing in a steel pan group will receive a T-shirt commemorating the event and a certificate of participation.
They will also receive a Carragher replica Champions League medal and a certificate of participation.

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