• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sooping sweeping
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In literature:

In wi 'un, doon beside the fire; tak' a soop o' thot.
"The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby" by Charles Dickens
We had soop and fish, and a hot jint, and growsis, and wines of rare and costly vintige.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
Over-enthusiasm in "sooping 'er 'oop" should be avoided.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 146., January 21, 1914" by Various
Eeah, aw'll tak a soop o' broth, if yo please, an' a bit o' suet dumplin,' if yo have a bit.
"Yorkshire Ditties, First Series" by John Hartley
Ye'll just soop that up before I come back for the bowl.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Noo, soop, soop her in, man.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles
Let ilka ane soop before their ain door.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Soop them aff the face o' the yearth!
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. 9" by Various
Take some of this Lethaean water into thine hand, and soope it up; it will make thee forget thy sorrows.
"The Pictorial Press" by Mason Jackson

In poetry:

It is so—ope thine eyes, and see -
What viewest thou all around?
A desert, where iniquity
And knowledge both abound.
"Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
At lown dyke backs the cowrin' nowte
Ha'e biel't them frae the sleety blast
That soops frae doun the snaw-tapp't hills—
A hafflins thaw is come at last.
"Winter" by Janet Hamilton