• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cops The connecting crook of a harrow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The "Sesame Street" characters Bert and Ernie were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the cab driver in Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Like."
    • n cops A former (and recent simplified) spelling of copse.
    • n cops A shackle for the hands or feet.
    • n cops A hasp.
    • n cops A bow-shaped piece of metal, bent into the form of a capital U, used as a holdfast at the end of a pole or beam (of a plow or wagon, etc.); a clevis.
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  • Kin Hubbard
    “If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.”


Not much cop - Describing a film or something as not much cop is a way of saying that you didn't think much of it.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cops, cosp, fetter


In literature:

The other cop rummaged around the rooms and then left.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
If they want any spies caught, why don't they call in the cops?
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
You cops lets der gang git off, an' den yer pinches us.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
I could call that cop over here now and get another but I am not ready for you yet.
"Halsey & Co." by H. K. Shackleford
Was there a cop around to say I was speeding?
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
Gibson must have been the man Cummings referred to when he said that it would be somebody bigger than a cop who would arrest Jim.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
But if any thick-headed cop says I can't do this or can't do that, there 's going to be trouble.
"The Paternoster Ruby" by Charles Edmonds Walk
They'd sized him up for a cop, and cops was what they was used to.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
You see, Mister Cop, some fellows took my baby brother and carried him off for a joke.
"The Grammar School Boys of Gridley" by H. Irving Hancock
Not that she was a cop hater or anything like that.
"Sense from Thought Divide" by Mark Irvin Clifton

In poetry:

Walks up to the cops,
And, very polite,
Ast them ef they thought
They had done just right.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
The machine guns sputtered,
Didn't faze Joe at all-
But evvytime he fired
A cop would fall.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
Drew a cool bead
One the cop's broad head;
"I returns you yo' favor"
And the cop fell dead.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
Had walked from the jail
About half a square,
When a cop behind a post
Let him have it fair.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
He threw the hand grenades back
With a outshoot drop,
An' evvytime he threw
They was one less cop.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
"'E spends my 'ard-earned cash on beer an' wine an' fancy gals,
'E gets me fightin' with cops an' scrappin' with my pals:
'E takes an' pawns my sea-chest when 'e's been an' burned my pay,
And' I've never got the bloomin' guts to up an' say 'im nay."
"Bill's Enemy" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

The cable network is saying goodbye to the Michael Ealy-Warren Kole cop drama after one season.
' Common Law ' aims for buddy-cop fun, misses.
USA Network series focuses on dysfunctional cops.
Common Law for Cops.
Freshman cop series averaged a little over 2 million viewers.
The cop series debuted May 11 to 2.48 million viewers, with its last episode on Aug 10 drawing just a little over 2 million viewers.
'Common Law' aims for buddy-cop fun, misses.
Don't Talk to the Cops.
A South African nursery school teacher taking her students on a trip to a burger joint ended up in hot water when cops saw how she was transporting them: all 19 in her tiny Renault Clio.
Cops say accused con man has scammed people all over the country.
Do cops still have to investigate murders.
'Bad Boys II': Just Another Cop-Out Sequel.
Stepping down would be a " cop-out ".
But since many people obey the law only when they see a police officer, undercover cops have found a novel way to catch violators: they're going incognito as vagrants.
'Revenue neutral' simply a cop-out .

In science:

Composing with the Yoneda embedding C → P(C), we obtain a map D → P(C) which is adjoint to a bifunctor F : Cop × D → S. A correspondence M from C to D is associated to F (in the sense of Definition 2.1.10) if and only if it is associated to f (in the sense of Definition T.
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
Let F : Cop × D → S be a bifunctor associated to a correspondence M → ∆1 , and let C0 ⊆ C, D0 ⊆ D be full subcategories.
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
Let C and D be smal l ∞-categories, and let F : Cop × D → S be a functor, so that F determines maps f 0 : C → P(Dop )op and f 1 : D → P(C).
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
We note that the canonical pro jection p : C′ → C is a right fibration associated to the functor U : Cop → S; in particular, C′ is essentially small.
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces
Then α also exhibits F ′ as a ShvbS (C)-localization of F in Fun(Cop , bS).
Derived Algebraic Geometry V: Structured Spaces