cupper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cupper a cup of tea
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cupper kŭp"pẽr One who performs the operation of cupping.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cupper One who carries a cup; a cup-bearer.
    • n cupper One who applies a cupping-glass.
    • n cupper A device for making cup-leathers, which are used for packing pumps and hydraulic presses. It consists of a die of the size of the outside of the cup to be made and a plug or plunger of the size of the inside of the cup. A disk of leather of the proper size is cut, is wet and stretched over the plug, and is pushed into the die and allowed to dry and set.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cupper a cup-bearer: one professionally engaged in cupping
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Fropm cup,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cuppe (Fr. coupe, It. coppa, a cup, the head); all from L. cupa, cuppa, a tub.

Usage

In literature:

Prior to 1861 he lived in Richmond, Virginia, uniting the three occupations of leecher, cupper, and barber.
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
Its frightful lance and cupper was upraised to strike.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
One is a cupper, the other a sorcerer.
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
In that period a number of professional cuppers practiced in the cities of Europe and America.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
I'd far rather just nip out and get a portion of steak-and-kidney pie and a nice cupper tea at an A.B.C.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
I don't believe she ever saw any real choklits or butter-cuppers.
"The Dorrance Domain" by Carolyn Wells
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In news:

Scott Cupper stars in Strange Tree Group's 'Goodbye Cruel World,' based on a 1928 Russian play banned by the Soviets for 50 years.
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In science:

The new term which takes into account the water costs is cupper.
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
The relations between cupper and ψ(C ) and, respectively, between clower and η(C ) are given in the lemma below.
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
In the case of the dam model, where the water costs are taken into account, the second term in the solution is either cupper or clower .
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
According to Lemma 6.1 cupper = ψ(C ) and clower = η(C ), and according to Lemmas 6.2 and 6.3 the function ψ(C ) is strictly decreasing in C , while the function η(C ) is strictly increasing in C , and ψ(0) = η(0) = c∗ .
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
As well, in this case cupper < c∗ , and the minimum of J upper must be achieved for C = C = 0.
Optimal control of a large dam, taking into account the water costs [New Edition]
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