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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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Duterte also threatened to kill police scalawags in a profanity-laden speech earlier this month when alleged crooked cops were presented before him.
A staff's understanding of how the commander visualizes information can go a long way in making the sustainment COP effective.
BAD COP: With a lack of goals and top-flight nous, those trips to the seaside could turn out to be easy pickings for visitors.
And those cops who are honest have no idea - indeed, most of the white, privileged world has no idea - how often some cops lie.
2 TANGO & CASH (1989) SYLVESTER Stallone and Kurt Russell are the two cops fighting to clear their names after being framed for murder.
The COP meets every year, unless the Parties decide otherwise.
The COP serves as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP).
Statistically significant (p< 0.05) bilateral limb differences were observed only for total COP path of the ACL patients (Table 1).
The CoP has four major transport sections: commercial air, land, military air, and sea vessel.
Elkington (1994) suggested that the competitive advantage of organisations could be enhanced further by the use of the CoP concept.
Because a COP is a near permanent fixture to the muhallah (neighborhood) it resides in, it does not fit the description of a "patrol base" by existing for less than 24 hours.