Definition of Stapple

1. a tobacco pipe-stem [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stapple

staple puller
staple pullers
staple remover
staple removers
stapled
staplegun
stapleless
staplelike
stapler
staplers
staples
stapling
stapling machine
stapped
stapping
stapple (current term)
stapples
staps
star
star(p)
star-blind
star-crossed
star-duckweed
star-forming
star-glory
star-leaf begonia
star-nosed mole
star-of-Bethlehem
star-shaped
star-struck

Literary usage of Stapple

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1. The Popular Encyclopedia: Being a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences by Daniel Keyte Sandford, Thomas Thomson, Allan Cunningham (1837)
"Its superiority over the Stanhope consists in the less liability of the stapple to break, or that part in the Stanhope press which corresponds to the cheeks ..."

2. Transactions (1855)
"We were also certain that the air was forced back to the stapple and that the returns, besides being quite full both on the south and north side were ..."

3. Memorials of St. Giles's, Durham: Being Grassmen's Accounts and Other Parish by James Barmby (1896)
"A stapple for hangin on the lock of ... A stapple, jd. 4 spikings, zd. To the new Captai ne, - —. A quart of Ale to the writer,1 zd. ..."

4. Memorials of St. Giles's, Durham: Being Grassmen's Accounts and Other Parish by James Barmby (1896)
"For a stapple, id. For a dayes worke at the low Carr, "jd. ... A stapple, jd. 4 spikings, 2d. To the new Captaine, .. A quart of Ale to the writer,1 2d. ..."

5. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"stapple, s. A small quantity of thatch, those heads, ibid. ... made up in a particular form, SO of a tobacco-pipe, Roxb., Ettr. For. ; Plpc- stapple synon. ..."

6. Annual Report on the Mines by Nova Scotia Public Works and Mines Dept (1897)
"There is a pit called the stapple Pit, 150 feet from the new bottom on the east side. This pit, 120 feet, connects the third seam with the deep seam. ..."

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