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cop

a conical roll of thread wound on a spindle

Cop

 

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.

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.

merlon

merlon
In an embattled parapet, one of the solid alternates between the embrasures. also see battlement.
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Then there's the 'big' names: The Christians (I have a vague notion of these, like that uneasy feeling you get when you've had a dream you're copping off with someone at work and then you bump into them the next morning), Hazel O'Connor (famous for five minutes in the 1980s?
Advertising still tries to make alcohol sexy--drink it and you are more likely to be liked by friends, appear gorgeous and have a better chance of copping off with someone," said Chris Bryant, Labour MP and member of the culture, media and sport select committee.
It turns out she has a bucket list - a set of things she wants to do before dying - such as trying drugs and copping off with her absurdly hunky neighbour (Jeremy Irvine), much to the annoyance of her fiercely protective father (Paddy Considine).
Kicking backside at the Battle of Hogwarts, defeating the werewolf Fenrir Greyback and even copping off with Hermione at the end - take that wand and stick it, Potter
It turns out that she has a bucket list - a set of things she wants to do before she dies - such as trying drugs and copping off with her absurdly hunky neighbour (Jeremy Irvine), much to the annoyance of her fiercely protective father, played by Paddy Considine.
But after a while, ho comes perilously close to copping off with hum.