• 1 Lapped and Strapped
    1 Lapped and Strapped
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj strapping muscular and heavily built "a beefy wrestler","had a tall burly frame","clothing sizes for husky boys","a strapping boy of eighteen","`buirdly' is a Scottish term"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In L.A., U.S.A., a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide
    • a Strapping Tall; strong; lusty; large; as, a strapping fellow. "There are five and thirty strapping officers gone."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During World War II, Russians used dogs strapped with explosives to blow up German tanks. They trained the dogs to associate the tanks with food and ended up destroying about 25 German tanks using this method
    • n strapping The act of fastening with a strap.
    • n strapping A beating; a whipping.
    • n strapping Material for straps, or straps in general.
    • strapping Tall; lusty; robust.
    • n strapping In surgery, the application of strips of adhesive plaster, one overlapping the other so as to cover the surface and make pressure upon it: a method employed in the treatment of ulcers and open wounds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Los Angelos, California it is legal for a man to beat his wife with a leather strap as long as it is less than two inches in width, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap.
    • Strapping the act of fastening with a strap: materials for straps: a thrashing
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  • Jesse Jackson
    “A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.”


Strapped for cash - If you're strapped for cash, you are short of money.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. strop, from A.S. stropp—L. struppus; cf. Gr. strophos, a twisted band.


In literature:

The overseers beat their back with cowhide and them strapped down.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He laced several straps across his lap and chest, gripping the sides of the seat.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
Zaretti no longer strapped on Calico's back the broad pad to which he had been accustomed.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
Strapping everything tightly on the sleigh, he called to the dogs.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
And nearly always the cruel leg-straps had made the wearer's legs raw and sore.
"Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured" by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
He buckled it to a strap.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Node had been strapped in the frame-work several times.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Horn and pouch are fastened to one strap.
"A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks"" by Henry W. Shoemaker
They didn't shove pipe-sized needles into me, or strap me on a board and open me up with dull knives.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
The edge of the strap should be pinned, basted, and sewed to the right side of the bib with a running-stitch.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario

In poetry:

. Come you, cartoonists,
Hang on a strap with me here
At seven o'clock in the morning
On a Halsted street car.
"Halsted Street Car" by Carl Sandburg
So here are things to think on
That ought to make me brave,
As I strap on for fighting
My sword that will not save.
" II: As I Gird on for Fighting" by A E Housman
For they spoke of a strap I clung to
In a train I used to know,
And Waterloo in the rush-hour
In a time that’s long ago.
"Everything Is Different In Africa" by Cicely Fox Smith
I wondered if my packing-straps were tight,
And wondered why I wondered……Sound
went wild………
and order came…… I ran into the night,
wondering why I smiled.
"Before Action" by Leon Gellert
Oh, how sad it was, the satin of her dress,
Her breast was very white, among the straps black fair!
How sorry I was then to see her eyes distressed,
Her hands in snowy gloves, resigned as to a prayer!
"After the Concert" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
Hold thi din! or aw'll gie thi a taste o' that strap!
Tha maks it noa better wi' yellin like that!
Come, whisht nah,--'twor nobbut a little mishap;--
Nah, whisht,--an tha'll see ha we'll leather yond cat.
"Come Thi Ways In" by John Hartley

In news:

Debt-Strapped Catalonia Region Plans $6 Billion Casino.
If you don't know what a 'guitar swing' is, it's when you throw your guitar around your back in the middle of a song using the strap, then you catch it when it comes back around and keep playing.
It featured beaded straps, and impeccable draping.
On Monday, MARTA released an independent audit that cited employee benefits as one major drain on the cash-strapped transit authority.
They are members of the Angel Flight program, a non-profit organization that transports financially strapped medical patients to hospitals.
So is the LCS a tremendous bargain for a cash-strapped Navy, or an underweight death-trap for its crew.
This should be done once a year, unless you run above 130 over 85, in which case you should strap a cuff around your arm every time you see one.
This seems like a way to help first time buyers who may be strapped for cash buy their first home.
Cash-strapped states weigh tax policy on drilling.
The beautifully simple bird house designed by Sebastian Herkner comes with a lashing strap.
A massive snowstorm was the last thing cash-strapped cities needed to ring out 2010.
After a recent shutdown, the financially-strapped New Birth Christian Academy will reopen its doors Thursday without much of the staff it once had.
Include additional commercially available sizes of Type II and Type IV strapping Keywords.
He was a young Muslim who wanted nothing more than to strap on a belt laden with explosives and blow himself up in an area crowded with infidels.
The delay in effecting the $350-per-TEU surcharge, which was to start June 1, has fueled fears of a flat peak season as cash-strapped eurozone nations reduce their imports from China.

In science:

Futhermore the set of all the terms in Tλ⊂µ (u) forms ‘Bethe-strap’ structure, which bears a resemblance to a weight space diagram.
Analytic Bethe ansatz and functional equations associated with any simple root systems of the Lie superalgebra sl(r+1|s+1)
The results in the latter two sections work in form of a boot-strap, starting with a Lifshitz tail bound under strong additional assumptions which are then relaxed.
Understanding the Random Displacement Model: From Ground-State Properties to Localization
To apply a large number of pulses without scrambling the sensor NV spin state, the control pulses are carefully calibrated to within 2% using a boot-strap tomography scheme .
Nanoscale magnetic imaging of a single electron spin under ambient conditions
The absorber is connected to a cold reservoir at temperature Tbath by a thermal strap of heat conductance G. A fluctuation in the intensity of the celestial radiation warms the absorber slightly.
The Cosmic Microwave Background for Pedestrians: A Review for Particle and Nuclear Physicists
The second (bootHence, if g is twice continuously differentiable in the neighborhood of τ , a limited strap) part of (C3) follows from the same reasoning.
An asymptotic total variation test for copulas