Definitions starting with L

ID #2311

lap

[US Black idem (Faucet 1927:261); cf. US dial, lap from obs, lop, the loppings of a tree ... a treetop left on the ground after logging ADD; cf. also OED lap to lay (something) on or over (another thing) so as partly to cover it] v. see quot.: 1977 In order for a field to burn clean. . . the trees are placed. . . with the top of one tree overlapping the root-part [of the next] . . This is called lapping (Albury 73). (Gen)

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Last update: 2010-10-27 20:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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