• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Loper (Rope Making) A swivel at one end of a ropewalk, used in laying the strands.
    • Loper One who, or that which, lopes; esp., a horse that lopes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n loper One who or that which lopes. In rope-making (in the now nearly obsolete process of laying up strands in a rope-walk by the use of a whirl), a swivel placed at one end of the rope-walk, the whirl being at the other end. The yarns are attached to the loper, and the twisting proceeds from it toward the whirl, the untwisted parts of the yarns being kept separate by the top, which, as the twisting progresses, is forced along toward the whirl.
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In literature:

Nater never intended such a climate for lazy lopers.
"Selected Stories" by Bret Harte
Joe found that Harry Loper had done his work well, at least as far as the platforms were concerned.
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
The Kamosenga divides Lopere from Itawa, the latter being Nsama's country; Lopere is north-west of it.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Sea rovers, bush lopers, these two could bid defiance to English raiders.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Mrs Loper did not know that Mrs Twitter's income was five hundred, but she suspected it.
"Dusty Diamonds Cut and Polished" by R.M. Ballantyne
Is there any connection between loper and leaper, doctor?
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
And there's Maggie Loper; her mother needs her at home real bad, but she'll get to come all summer.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
As the top is moved from the loper to the wheel, it regulates the degree of twist which the cord or rope is to receive.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen

In news:

George Loper admits he has an agenda: to get people chatting on his website about topics that interest him.
Singer/songwriter Wes Loper of Mobile, Ala.
Tara Loper -Mansir of Springs, a mother of four and the founder of Nana Cares, died on Sunday of cervical cancer.
Loper volleyball takes on Lindenwood.
Gabe Loper makes move to offense for South Alabama (Jags' notebook, photo gallery).
Gabe Loper made a change last week.
Garywood Assembly of God Pastor John Loper reflects on retiring after 33 years in Hueytown.
John Loper sits in his office at Garywood Assembly of God in Hueytown, where he has been pastor for more than 33 years.
Denise Loper and Mike Baum of Powell were married at 5 pm May 12, 2012, at St Johns Island, Virgin Islands.
Needing to shore up their interior offensive line because of injuries early in training camp, the Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms with veterans Derrick Dockery and Daniel Loper on one-year contracts Friday.
Loper , a Texas Tech-ex, has started nine of 58 games over six seasons with Tennessee, Detroit and Oakland.
Michael and Linda Wheeler have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Irmina, to William D Loper Jr, son of Brenda Rhodes of Oran.
Susan Loper and Jack Small of Richland, Wash.
Today's shimmery finishes have a soft nature that make them work as neutrals, said Renee Loper, a marketing vice president with Bassett Furniture Industries.
(DMN-Video: Nathan Hunsinger and Brad Loper).

In science:

Although this L–operator resembles the L–operator of the q–deformed KdV hierarchy D2 − t1(z)D + t2 (z), the equations of the two hierarchies are different.
Deformations of the KdV hierarchy and related soliton equations
To date, there were only 2 modules specifically written to process English text using Python: MontyLingua and NLTK (Loper and Bird, 2002).
An Anthological Review of Research Utilizing MontyLingua, a Python-Based End-to-End Text Processor
LOPER, E. & BIRD, S. (2002) NLTK: The natural language toolkit. ACL Workshop on Effective Tools and Methodologies for Teaching Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics.
An Anthological Review of Research Utilizing MontyLingua, a Python-Based End-to-End Text Processor
Kuratowski, Sur l’op´eration A de l’Analysis Situs, Fund.
The monoid consisting of Kuratowski operations
Due to the small number of redshifts per cluster in our sample (∼ 10), we were unable to distinguish between inter-loper galaxies – those which are passing-through the cluster but are not physically bound to the cluster – and real cluster members.
Dynamical and content evolution of a sample of clusters from z~0 to z~0.5