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coping

[′kōp·iŋ]
(building construction)
A covering course on a wall.
(mechanical engineering)
Shaping stone or other nonmetallic substance with a grinding wheel.
(mining engineering)
Process of cutting and trimming the edges of stone slabs.
Process of cutting a stone slab into two pieces.

Coping

A protective covering over the top course of a wall or parapet, either flat or sloping on the upper surface to throw off water. If it extends beyond the wall, it may be cut with a drip to protect the wall surface below.

raking coping

A coping set on an inclined surface, as at a gable end.

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.
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The family income is taken into consideration to see if the coping mechanism of teenaged mothers originates from financial matters.
Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain these correlations, most notably that spirituality' and religiousness serve as protective resources against contracting disease and as coping mechanisms when people are ill (Powell, Shahabi, & Thoresen, 2003).
A simple ranking of the means suggest that in both the groups denial is the least preferred coping mechanism suggesting that both men and women may attempt to resolve the crises situation not by simply denying it but by using some other mechanisms.
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This volume examines the dangers of people with Asperger Syndrome using alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with day-to-day life.
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He added: "It's a coping mechanism that works but like many coping mechanisms, it's potentially harmful.
She finally writes letters to Zoe as a sort of confession and coping mechanism.
Londoners and people from Northern Ireland were more likely to use exercise as a coping mechanism (54% and 37%) compared with just 20% of those questioned in south-east and south-west England.
But in the North-East it appears we like to take it a step further, with most choosing sex as a coping mechanism.