• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Trape To walk or run about in an idle or slatternly manner; to traipse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • trape To trail along in an untidy manner; walk carelessly and sluttishly; run about idly; trapes.
    • trape To trail on the ground.
    • n trape A pan, platter, or dish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Trape trāp to run about idly or like a slattern
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Tramp, and cf. Traipse


In literature:

If not, let a man attend to the bellows, La Trape!
"The Lock And Key Library" by Various
At the end of that time La Trape came to me, bringing the Spaniard; who had appeared again at the gate.
"From the Memoirs of a Minister of France" by Stanley Weyman
My agitation was indeed such that, before giving reins to it, I bade La Trape withdraw.
"Stories By English Authors: France" by Various
Did ye notiss she never drops his arm when she sees the stage comin', but kinder trapes along jist the same?
"Jeff Briggs's Love Story" by Bret Harte
It's not for what he did at the wars that the redcoats trapes after him.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
One man will make so tricks on trapees that audience will fraid himself very much.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 25, 1917" by Various
Mrs. Trapes wriggled her elbows again and, glaring still, spoke harsh-voiced.
"The Definite Object" by Jeffery Farnol
I've had my trapes for nothing.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
If a young man comes to the inn, I take care to trapes after her through the nasty damp meadows.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
My agitation was indeed so great that, before giving reins to it, I bade La Trape withdraw.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman

In poetry:

Of worthless, vain, coquets beware,
And of the slawny trapes, take care,
Nor to the dow'r-proud flirt incline:
She'll prove a plague to thee and thine.
"Advice To A Young Man, Before He Goes A Courting" by Rees Prichard

In news:

I learned another reason that mosquito nets are unlikely to solve Africa's malaria problem from Jean-François Trape, a French physician and malaria expert on the staff of the Laboratoire de Paludologie, in Dakar.
Oregon Law prohibits hunting or traping wildlife in the boundries of any city.

In science:

Apart from collisional losses in a traped thermal atomic cloud, strong thermal- and Johnson-noises due to current fluctuations inevitably induce additional lo sses, by heating and pushing atoms to the surfaces.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Dabagov, ”Redistribution of X-Rays Traped in Bound States by Capillary Systems” (Research Report of FIROS: Nalchik-Moscow, 1992).
On X-Ray Waveguiding in Nanochannels: Channeling Formalism