Souple

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Souple That part of a flail which strikes the grain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • souple A dialectal (Scotch) contraction of swiple.
    • souple An obsolete or dialectal form of supple.
    • souple Noting raw silk which has been deprived, to a certain extent, of its external covering, the silk-glue. This is done by treating the silk with tartar and some sulphuric acid heated nearly to boiling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Souple sōōp′l a provincial form of supple—denoting raw silk deprived of its silk-glue.
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Usage

In literature:

Get awa' hame, for if I tak my souple t'ye, I'll gar ye find the road faster than ye wad like.
"Bride of Lammermoor" by Sir Walter Scott
The stringhalt will gae aff when it's gaen a mile; it's a weel-ken'd ganger; they call it Souple Tam.
"Rob Roy, Volume 2., Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
The stringhalt will gae aff when it's gaen a mile; it's a weel-ken'd ganger; they call it Souple Tam.
"Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
His botes souple, his hors in gret estat, Now certainly he was a fayre prelat.
"English Villages" by P. H. Ditchfield
When ance her ring-banes and spavies, her crucks and cramps, are fairly soupl'd, she beets to, beets to, and aye the hindmost hour the tightest.
"The Letters of Robert Burns" by Robert Burns
He's aboot as souple as a stookie Christ on a Christmas tree!
"The Underworld" by James C. Welsh
Nae doot ye're douce and souple walkers, but if ye want to catch the Edinburgh bus ye'll hev none too much time.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
His bootes souple, his hors in gret estat: Now certainly he was a fayre prelat.
"English Satires" by Various
Ye're as souple sark alane as some are mither naked.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Juve, alert, souple, robust, Juve in his full vigour, in the prime of life!
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
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