Sapping

Definitions

  • Sap Bucket
    Sap Bucket
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sapping sap′ing the act of excavating trenches.
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Quotations

  • Fred A. Allen
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    “I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.”
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
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    “Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.”
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
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    “As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.”
  • James Russell Lowell
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    “Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.”

Usage

In literature:

The trees and hedgerows were full of sap and the buds ready to burst into new life.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Licentiousness sapped their vitality and weakened their prowess.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
They tapped two hundred trees, three spiles to the tree, and had a great run of sap.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
It almost seems I can hear the slow, powerful sap drumming in their trunks.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
In the spring when the sap is flowing freely maple trees are tapped and spouts are inserted.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
Maple sugar is made by the evaporation of the sap obtained from a species of the maple tree.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
It is the life sap which rises through the tree and given form to all the clusters.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Don't let these things sap any more of your vitality, waste any more of your time or destroy any more of your happiness.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
This sap we found was of the consistency of cream.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
When we began to dig, the sap was flowing out of the maple trees.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
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In poetry:

From their wandering, many
Come on dark paths to this gateway.
The tree of grace is flowering in gold
Out of the cool sap of the earth.
"Winter Evening" by Georg Trakl
Ah, who is older than the vernal surge,
And who is wiser than the sap a-thrill?
Forever, he who feels the lyric urge
Shall do its will!
"The Poet's Advice" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
O all you hearts about the world
In whom the truant gipsy blood,
Under the frost of this pale time,
Sleeps like the daring sap and flood
"A Seamark" by Bliss William Carman
- Does he, I said, so fear the Spring
Ere the white sap too far can climb?
See in the full gold evening
All happenings of the olden time?
"The Orange Tree" by John Shaw Neilson
From swelling bulbs and sprouting seed,
Sweet sap and fragrant dew,
And human hearts, grown doubly warm at need,
Leaps answer strong and true:
"An Early Bluebird" by Maurice Thompson
The tree has entered my hands,
The sap has ascended my arms,
The tree has grown in my breast -
Downward,
The branches grow out of me, like arms.
"A Girl" by Ezra Pound

In news:

SAP will have to wait until China has finalized plans to set up an international board in Shanghai to attract foreign listings .
Workers That Can Sap Your Soul.
Many are worried that the warm days of January may have ruined this year's sap run.
Far from sapping promotional dollars like small-molecule generics, biosimilars could spur marketing by makers of follow-on and original biologic alike.
Why SAP Wants To Move Beyond Big.
One-Third Of SAP's Sales Are Now Through The Channel.
They are a toxic couple, sapping other people's optimism and draining their energy.
Injuries sap Frostburg State of two starters.
You may see tiny dribbles of sap, or little dried mounds of sap, especially on a white pine (other pines don't have as much sap available).
Sytel's Predictive Dialer Now Available as Part of SAP's Management Software.
Olive Oil as Sap Remover.
GCN tech brief SAP has certified the SAP NetWeaver platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform.
News stories tagged with " sap ".
SAP Business Intelligence Upgrades Address Mobile, Big Data Trends.
The updates are for SAP 's Transportation Management, Extended Warehouse Management and Event Management applications.
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In science:

The compactness of our database becomes obvious when incorporating the information of two nearby sites, each containing several annotated SAPs and PTMs, into the database.
RAId DbS: A Mass-Spectrometry Based Peptide Identification Web Server with Knowledge Integration
There is a separate information file that contai ns the protein accession numbers, detailed SAP and PTM information, and disease associations.
RAId DbS: A Mass-Spectrometry Based Peptide Identification Web Server with Knowledge Integration
In part (a) ((b)), searches were done with annotated SAPs and PTMs turned off (on).
RAId DbS: A Mass-Spectrometry Based Peptide Identification Web Server with Knowledge Integration
Blindly turn on SAPs/P TMs, however, may cause loss of sensitivity due to the increase of search space.
RAId DbS: A Mass-Spectrometry Based Peptide Identification Web Server with Knowledge Integration
The purpose is to study the degree of loss in senstivity when turning on the SAPs/PTMs.
RAId DbS: A Mass-Spectrometry Based Peptide Identification Web Server with Knowledge Integration
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