noun, verb (used with or without object), scaped, scap·ing. Archaic.
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Historical Examples of scaping
It would vex me to the dogs that letters should miscarry between Dublin and Wexford, after 'scaping the salt seas.
There was no room for 'scaping; and that mist Bereft us, both of sight and the pure air.
British Dictionary definitions for scaping
Derived Formsscapose, adjective
- a leafless stalk in plants that arises from a rosette of leaves and bears one or more flowers
- zoology a stalklike part, such as the first segment of an insect's antenna
Word Origin for scape
C17: from Latin scāpus stem, from (Doric) Greek skapos; see shaft
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Word Origin and History for scaping
"scenery view," 1773, abstracted from landscape (n.); as a comb. element, first attested use is 1796, in prisonscape.
late 13c., shortened form of escape; frequent in prose till late 17c. Related: Scaped (sometimes 15c.-16c. with strong past tense scope); scaping. As a noun from c.1300.
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