• WordNet 3.6
    • v strop sharpen on a strop "strop razors"
    • n strop a leather strap used to sharpen razors
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Strop (Naut) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.
    • n Strop A strap; specifically, same as Strap, 3.
    • v. t Strop To draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen; as, to strop a razor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strop Same as strap. Specifically
    • n strop A strap or strip of leather, thick canvas, or other flexible material, suitably propared for smoothing the edge of a razor drawn over it while it is attached by one end and held in the hand by the other; hence also, by extension, a two-sided or four-sided piece of wood, with a handle and a casing, having strips of leather of differing surfaces affixed to two sides, and the two other sides, when (as more commonly) present, covered with coarser and finer emery or other abrasive powder for use in honing a razor.
    • n strop Nautical, same as strap, 1 .
    • n strop In rope-making, a rope with an eye at each end, used in twisting strands.
    • strop To sharpen on or as if on a strop or strap.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Strop strop a strip of leather, or of wood covered with leather, &c., for sharpening razors
    • v.t Strop to sharpen on a strop:—pr.p. strop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. stropped
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. estrope, étrope, fr. L. struppus,. See Strop a strap


In literature:

Rub the size of a pea on your strop and spread it to an inch.
"The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories" by Owen Wister
A tent-pole can be lengthened temporarily, by lashing it to a log, with the help of a Toggle and strop (which see).
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
He could almost hear the journalists stropping their pens.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
Yo sho hed better 'spect him, en iffen yo didn't dat strop wud be er flyin'.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
We'll find your strop.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
You'll mebbe kin hire a horse to ride, an' strop yer baggage on.
"The Man of the Desert" by Grace Livingston Hill
This must be removed by stropping on both sides alternately.
"Wood-Carving" by George Jack
Ole Marse strop us good effen we did anythin' he didn' lak.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
We shall require a chain strop also.
"The Voyage of the Aurora" by Harry Collingwood
Carried away the strop of the mizen-topsail-sheet block and rove new sheets.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

In poetry:

Calicoes and furs,
Pocket-books and scarfs,
Razor strops and knives
(Patterns in check…
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge
You with your long academical
Causes for "thinning on top,"
Selling me gallons of chemical
Tonic, a brush, and a strop;
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
So I, who have sung to you, merry or sad,
Since the days when they called me a promising lad,
Though I 've made you more rhymes than a tutor could scan,
Have a few more still left, like the razor-strop man.
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Pedro Strop 's two scoreless innings for the win and Jim Johnson's perfect 13th for the save.
For all the important moments in the Baltimore Orioles' victory over the New York Yankees, two in particular stood out: Pedro Strop 's two scoreless innings for the win and Jim Johnson's perfect 13th for the save.
Strop 's performance is a major storyline as the Orioles make their final postseason push.
"Things aren't going the way people are expecting because the first five months everything was good," Strop said.
Strop allowed two runs on two hits against the Tigers on Saturday, but he still notched his 21st hold of the season in the victory.
Nicki Minaj 'threw a complete strop '.
This season, Strop 's 1.32 ERA is fifth among AL relievers with at least 28 appearances.
Given the Orioles' last-place standing and Strop 's upside, it's hard to envision a scenario where they won't try to keep him on the 25-man roster.
But there's no question he's intrigued by Strop 's future, which could include a closer's role one day.
When looking for bright spots in Texas' 5-2 loss to Toronto Thursday, Strop 's strikeout of Toronto cleanup hitter Adam Lind has to be high on the list.
Player Pedro Strop baseball hit chart ball park legend for Pedro Strop .
Player Pedro Strop injury report and baseball status for Pedro Strop .
Player Pedro Strop baseball hot zone legend for Pedro Strop .
When I first moved to "the Burgh," my son took me to an Italian barber (il barbiere) in Bloomfield who still gives amazing shaves with an authentic, sharpen with the strop hanging off the side of his barber chair, straight razor.
Thursday's Sound Off Question: Do freeway ramps need to be redesigned to help strop wrong-way drivers.