syncopate and curtail a royal ornament, and leave a domestic animal.
syncopate and curtail a greenish mineral, and leave a Turkish officer.
syncopate a crown of a person of rank, and leave a musical instrument.
syncopate and curtail a carpenter's tool, and leave an insect.
syncopate another part of the body, and leave a wild animal.
syncopate and curtail a sweet substance, and leave an agricultural implement.
syncopate and curtail a motive power, and leave a body of water.
syncopate a small house, and leave a fugitive named in the Bible.
syncopate and transpose the envelope, and give the inner part.
syncopate a short, ludicrous play, and leave a part of the body.
c.1600, from Late Latin syncopatus, past participle of syncopare "to shorten," also "to faint away, to swoon," from Late Latin syncope (see syncope). Originally "to shorten words by omitting syllables or letters in the middle;" musical sense is from 1660s. Related: Syncopated; syncopating.