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  1. excess-profits tax.
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Examples from the Web for ept

Historical Examples

  • It is really upon the Ept, a tributary of the Seine, distant half a mile.

    Rambles in Normandy

    Francis Miltoun

  • I offen think o' thet when I set down to write, but the winders air so ept to git stuck, and breakin' a pane costs sunthin'.

Word Origin and History for ept


1938, back-formation from inept, usually with an attempt at comical effect. Related: Eptitude; eptly.

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