• WordNet 3.6
    • n scape (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
    • n scape erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scape A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade. "Not pardoning so much as the scapes of error and ignorance."
    • Scape (Bot) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like.
    • Scape An escape. "I spake of most disastrous chances, . . .
      Of hairbreadth scapes in the imminent, deadly breach."
    • Scape Loose act of vice or lewdness.
    • Scape Means of escape; evasion.
    • Scape (Arch) The apophyge of a shaft.
    • Scape (Zoöl) The long basal joint of the antennæ of an insect.
    • Scape (Arch) The shaft of a column.
    • v. t. & i Scape To escape. "Out of this prison help that we may scape ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • scape To escape.
    • n scape An escape.
    • n scape Means of escape; evasion.
    • n scape Freak; aberration; deviation; escapade; misdemeanor; trick; cheat.
    • n scape In botany, a radical peduncle or stem bearing the fructification without leaves, as in the narcissus, primrose, hepatica, stemless violets, hyacinth, etc. See also cuts under jonquil and puttyroot. Also scapus.
    • n scape In entomology: The basal joint of an antenna, especially when it is long and slender, as in the geniculate antennæ of many hymenopters and coleopters, or the two proximal joints, as in dipters, generally small and different from the others. The stem-like basal portion of the halter or poiser of a dipter. When these two joints are quite separate, the basal one becomes the bulbus, leaving the name scape for the next one.
    • n scape In ornithology, the shaft or stem of a feather; a rachis; a scapus.
    • n scape In architecture, the apophyge or spring of a column; the part where a column springs from its base, usually molded into a concave sweep or cavetto.
    • n scape The cry of the snipe when flushed.
    • n scape The snipe itself.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scape skāp an escape: a freak or fault
    • v.t Scape to escape from: to miss: to shun
    • n Scape skāp (bot.) a long, naked, radical peduncle: : :
    • n Scape skāp the cry of the snipe when flushed: the snipe itself.
    • n Scape skāp (entom.) the basal joint of antennæ
    • n Scape skāp (ornith.) the stem of a feather
    • n Scape skāp (archit.) the shaft of a column
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. scapus, shaft, stem, stalk; cf. Gr. a staff: cf. F. scape,. Cf. Scepter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., scapus, Gr. skapos, a shaft; cf. skēptron, a staff.


In literature:

It seemed as if Yerbury meant to make them the scape-goat of every thing.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Yet she's too good to 'scape calumnious tongues.
"Percy" by Hannah More
He gets a chance and 'scapes.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It was necessary perhaps to have a scape-goat.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Keep still the secret: for it ne'er shall 'scape me, Not e'en to them, the new-match'd pair.
"The Orphan" by Thomas Otway
I'se gwineteh he'p you 'scape to Marse Abner, dis berry hour.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
Out o' my sight, ye 'scape-the-gallows!
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by John Mackay Wilson
It has a stout branching underground stem, which sends up in March and April scapes about 6 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Bog or marsh herbs, with small flowers in heads terminating long slender scapes.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
Because of blaming myself for having told all I knew, it was much as if I strove at this time to make a scape-goat of some other.
"The Minute Boys of Boston" by James Otis

In poetry:

Like one who watches at the gate
Lest some shall 'scape the doomed strait.
I watch! the tyrant, howe'er late,
Must fall!
"The Exile’s Desire" by Victor Marie Hugo
Needs now no pity of God or man ...
Tears for the living!
They have 'scaped the confines of life's plan
That holds us grieving.
"Happy Death" by John Freeman
And thankful then
To have 'scaped the peril of the way,
Turns not his timid steps again
That night, but waits the common day;--
"The Escape" by John Freeman
The scape-goat on his head
The peoples' trespass bore,
And to the desert led,
Was to be seen no more:
In him, our Surety seemed to say,
Behold, I bear your sins away.
"Old-Testament Gospel" by John Newton
"For, O that Nature on my birth had frown'd,
Or Fortune fix'd me to some lowly cell!
Then had my bosom 'scaped this fatal wound,
Nor had I bid these vernal sweets farewell.
"Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind" by William Shenstone
But yet at last I 'scaped the smart
I feared at coming hither;
For seeing my divided heart - I, choosing, knew not whether - Love angry grew and did depart,
And now I care for neither.
"Sonnet 5 - I wandered out a while agone," by George Wither

In news:

Israeli couscous , shrimp, feta and the secrets of garlic scapes.
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Pole Album: Steingarten Label: ~scape.
U2 Producer Creates New iPad ' Scape '.
Einstein changes MP Avenue's street scape .
OREGON'S EMERGING PINOT- SCAPE / Winemakers define success on their own terms.
Scapes are the tendrils that sprout from garlic bulbs.
SCAPE-FISH: Some biologists charge that the striped bass are being targeted by water-starved central valley farmers eager to gain more Delta water.
White Bean and Garlic Scapes Dip.
1/3 cup sliced garlic scapes (3 to 4).
Brighten the winter garden-scape by planting shrubs and trees that have textured, colored bark.
Aqua Scapes LLC v Giaccio.
City-scapes will be on exhibit at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology until September 2.
A streetwise fishing quest amid the sprawling city scape of Orlando.
Rockwood native and carpenter Don DuPont has been creating elaborate Halloween scapes on his front lawn for about eight years.

In science:

Nakazawa (Institute of Scape and Astronautical Science) and D.
Gamma-ray Polarimetry
High temperatures means slower convergence but gives the system more chances to scape from local minima than in the case of low temperatures.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
There is also an instrumental background due to resonance (RES) and deep-inelastic (DIS) events where final state neutral particles (π0 ’s, n’s and γ ’s) scape undetected.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Even if one defines tubes along which the probability flows, there is nothing preventing it to scape from or to enter into such tubes, in general, because it is not possible to establish a causal connection that describes the generation of these tubes when Σ1 evolves in time to Σ2 .
Determining final probabilities directly from the initial state
Because of the non-crossing property of quantum fluxes (or, equivalently, quantum tra jectories) , similarly to classical mechanics no (quantum) tra jectories will scape from or enter into the probability tube defined by the evolution of Σ0 along time.
Determining final probabilities directly from the initial state