• WordNet 3.6
    • n scape (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
    • n scape erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scape A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade. "Not pardoning so much as the scapes of error and ignorance."
    • Scape (Bot) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like.
    • Scape An escape. "I spake of most disastrous chances, . . .
      Of hairbreadth scapes in the imminent, deadly breach."
    • Scape Loose act of vice or lewdness.
    • Scape Means of escape; evasion.
    • Scape (Arch) The apophyge of a shaft.
    • Scape (Zoöl) The long basal joint of the antennæ of an insect.
    • Scape (Arch) The shaft of a column.
    • v. t. & i Scape To escape. "Out of this prison help that we may scape ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scape To escape.
    • n scape An escape.
    • n scape Means of escape; evasion.
    • n scape Freak; aberration; deviation; escapade; misdemeanor; trick; cheat.
    • n scape In botany, a radical peduncle or stem bearing the fructification without leaves, as in the narcissus, primrose, hepatica, stemless violets, hyacinth, etc. See also cuts under jonquil and puttyroot. Also scapus.
    • n scape In entomology: The basal joint of an antenna, especially when it is long and slender, as in the geniculate antennæ of many hymenopters and coleopters, or the two proximal joints, as in dipters, generally small and different from the others. The stem-like basal portion of the halter or poiser of a dipter. When these two joints are quite separate, the basal one becomes the bulbus, leaving the name scape for the next one.
    • n scape In ornithology, the shaft or stem of a feather; a rachis; a scapus.
    • n scape In architecture, the apophyge or spring of a column; the part where a column springs from its base, usually molded into a concave sweep or cavetto.
    • n scape The cry of the snipe when flushed.
    • n scape The snipe itself.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scape skāp an escape: a freak or fault
    • v.t Scape to escape from: to miss: to shun
    • n Scape skāp (bot.) a long, naked, radical peduncle: : :
    • n Scape skāp the cry of the snipe when flushed: the snipe itself.
    • n Scape skāp (entom.) the basal joint of antennæ
    • n Scape skāp (ornith.) the stem of a feather
    • n Scape skāp (archit.) the shaft of a column
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. scapus, shaft, stem, stalk; cf. Gr. a staff: cf. F. scape,. Cf. Scepter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., scapus, Gr. skapos, a shaft; cf. skēptron, a staff.


In literature:

It seemed as if Yerbury meant to make them the scape-goat of every thing.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Yet she's too good to 'scape calumnious tongues.
"Percy" by Hannah More
He gets a chance and 'scapes.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It was necessary perhaps to have a scape-goat.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Keep still the secret: for it ne'er shall 'scape me, Not e'en to them, the new-match'd pair.
"The Orphan" by Thomas Otway
I'se gwineteh he'p you 'scape to Marse Abner, dis berry hour.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
Out o' my sight, ye 'scape-the-gallows!
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by John Mackay Wilson
It has a stout branching underground stem, which sends up in March and April scapes about 6 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Bog or marsh herbs, with small flowers in heads terminating long slender scapes.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
Because of blaming myself for having told all I knew, it was much as if I strove at this time to make a scape-goat of some other.
"The Minute Boys of Boston" by James Otis
This is the beginning of the waste into which the scape-goat was sent.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The net is spread, and if they 'scape the noose, they must have more eyes than their own to discover it.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
To scape with Life, and be so rude, As to ask Fees!
"Aesop Dress'd" by Bernard Mandeville
There's one of us makes count of all such 'scapes ('Tis Mistress Fytton).
"One-Act Plays" by Various
Yet who can 'scape the infection of the heart?
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
You have had all your labor for the wrong man, and given the right one time to 'scape both you and me!
"A Gentleman Player" by Robert Neilson Stephens
The teeth of chronometer scape wheels should not be oiled, as it is liable to seriously alter the rate.
"Friction, Lubrication and the Lubricants in Horology" by William T. Lewis
A banisht man, he scapes by secret flight, New mariage is offred to his wyfe.
"Shakespeare in the Theatre" by William Poel
The whole tale set together is a death Too sure; she shall not 'scape thee!
"The Trojan Women of Euripides" by Euripides
How hast thou 'scaped the man of sin?
"The Bacchae of Euripides" by Euripedes

In poetry:

Like one who watches at the gate
Lest some shall 'scape the doomed strait.
I watch! the tyrant, howe'er late,
Must fall!
"The Exile’s Desire" by Victor Marie Hugo
Needs now no pity of God or man ...
Tears for the living!
They have 'scaped the confines of life's plan
That holds us grieving.
"Happy Death" by John Freeman
And thankful then
To have 'scaped the peril of the way,
Turns not his timid steps again
That night, but waits the common day;--
"The Escape" by John Freeman
The scape-goat on his head
The peoples' trespass bore,
And to the desert led,
Was to be seen no more:
In him, our Surety seemed to say,
Behold, I bear your sins away.
"Old-Testament Gospel" by John Newton
"For, O that Nature on my birth had frown'd,
Or Fortune fix'd me to some lowly cell!
Then had my bosom 'scaped this fatal wound,
Nor had I bid these vernal sweets farewell.
"Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind" by William Shenstone
But yet at last I 'scaped the smart
I feared at coming hither;
For seeing my divided heart - I, choosing, knew not whether - Love angry grew and did depart,
And now I care for neither.
"Sonnet 5 - I wandered out a while agone," by George Wither

In news:

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Einstein changes MP Avenue's street scape .
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Scapes are the tendrils that sprout from garlic bulbs.
SCAPE-FISH: Some biologists charge that the striped bass are being targeted by water-starved central valley farmers eager to gain more Delta water.
White Bean and Garlic Scapes Dip.
1/3 cup sliced garlic scapes (3 to 4).
Brighten the winter garden-scape by planting shrubs and trees that have textured, colored bark.
Aqua Scapes LLC v Giaccio.
City-scapes will be on exhibit at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology until September 2.
A streetwise fishing quest amid the sprawling city scape of Orlando.
Rockwood native and carpenter Don DuPont has been creating elaborate Halloween scapes on his front lawn for about eight years.

In science:

Nakazawa (Institute of Scape and Astronautical Science) and D.
Gamma-ray Polarimetry
High temperatures means slower convergence but gives the system more chances to scape from local minima than in the case of low temperatures.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
There is also an instrumental background due to resonance (RES) and deep-inelastic (DIS) events where final state neutral particles (π0 ’s, n’s and γ ’s) scape undetected.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Even if one defines tubes along which the probability flows, there is nothing preventing it to scape from or to enter into such tubes, in general, because it is not possible to establish a causal connection that describes the generation of these tubes when Σ1 evolves in time to Σ2 .
Determining final probabilities directly from the initial state
Because of the non-crossing property of quantum fluxes (or, equivalently, quantum tra jectories) , similarly to classical mechanics no (quantum) tra jectories will scape from or enter into the probability tube defined by the evolution of Σ0 along time.
Determining final probabilities directly from the initial state
In computing Eq.(17), v2 in f , where ve is the scape speed at the target surface and vin f is the typical approach velocity of the two objects at a distance large compared with the Hill sphere of the target.
Constraints to Uranus' Great Collision. IV. The Origin of Prospero
Besides, tiny details scape from detection in the 1-m maps.
Size matters
The almost null scattering strength of the weak bosons decaying into leptons within the created hot QCD matter make them scape the medium unaltered.
Theory summary. Hard Probes 2012
Adparticles possess, therefore, the desirable property of permitting to safely scape subsequent words.
A Simple Extraction Procedure for Bibliographical Author Field
Adparticle scape templates are listed in Table II, together with a case example.
A Simple Extraction Procedure for Bibliographical Author Field
This situation differs from what happen at locations far from the axis of the sunspot, where the field inclination reduces the effective cut-off and allows the slow mode waves to scape to the upper atmosphere.
Three-dimensional numerical simulations of fast-to-Alfven conversion in sunspots