lappet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lappet medium-sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars
    • n lappet a small lap on a garment or headdress
    • n lappet a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lappet A small decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
    • v. t Lappet To decorate with, or as with, a lappet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lappet An obsolete form of lap.
    • lappet A little lap, flap, or pendant, especially on a coat or a head-dress.
    • lappet In ornithology, a wattle or other fleshy process hanging from a bird's head.
    • lappet One of certain bombycid moths, as Lasiocampa quercifolia: an English book-name. The small lappet is
    • lappet To cover with or as with a lappet.
    • n lappet In biology, a small lobe-shaped organ, such as the lappets of certain nemertean larvæ, etc.
    • n lappet Same as tegula.
    • n lappet In paleontology, an ear-like crest formed in some nautiloid cephalopods, as Lituites and Ophidioceras, by an extension of the lateral margins of the aperture of the shell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lappet lap′et a little lap or flap
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of lap, a fold
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of lap.

Usage

In literature:

Chapter X., TISSUE, LAPPET, AND SWIVEL FIGURING; ALSO ONDULE EFFECTS, AND LOOPED FABRICS.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Her muslin cap, without spot and covered with embroidery, had lappets trimmed with lace.
"The Devil's Pool" by George Sand
The other had on a round fur cap with lappets for the ears.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
Lacer: a lappet; applied to a margin with irregular, broad and deep emarginations, leaving lappet-like intervals.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
This style of weave is known as lappet weave.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
If the subject is only moderately interesting he pulls a sleeve or a lappet of a coat.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
The female has only the rudiments of a crest and lappet, and is of a much duller colour than the male.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then they perceived in the courtyard a big cap, the lappets of which were fluttering.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
She went up to him, put her hand on the lappet of his coat and shook her head.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Say a Tigress rather; but Mrs. Macphilader wore a hoop and lappets and gold ear-rings, and was dubbed "Madam" by her Underlings.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
The breadth of the satin lappets of his dress-coat were most expansive.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Two large lappets descend to the shoulders and complete the costume, which is entirely white, with the exception of the cross.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
You have had too good a time, and now the devil has got hold of you by the lappet.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
The coat was a long black-cloth coat, with lappets and tails and wristbands turned over.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
Grettir felt him groping about the lower lappet and pulling at it.
"A Book of Ghosts" by Sabine Baring-Gould
If used as a vanish, after having regained possession of the ball, you stand with the hands one on each lappet of the coat, bow, and retire.
"Magic" by Ellis Stanyon
Head, wearing a band across the forehead, from which lappets hang down before the ears.
"A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)" by A. H. Smith
A lappet of her mantle she had drawn over her head as a hood.
"Psyche" by Louis Couperus
They were accustomed, however, in the city, to throw over their head the lappet of their toga, as a screen from the wind or sun.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
A female head-dress, having lappets pinned to the temples reaching down to the breast, and fastened there.
"An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language" by John Jamieson
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In poetry:

And lush and lithe do the creepers clothe
Yon wall I watch, with a wealth of green:
Its bald red bricks draped, nothing loath,
In lappets of tangle they laugh between.
"A Wall" by Robert Browning
He said to his brothers and sisters: "Let me be."
When one by one they had kissed him with tender care,
He slid from their arms, evading them agilely,
And left in their hands his lappets of purple and vair.
"Crimen Amoris" by Clark Ashton Smith