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Kip vs. Nap

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Kipnoun

The untanned hide of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.

Napnoun

A short period of sleep, especially one during the day.

Kipnoun

A bundle or set of such hides.

Napnoun

A soft or fuzzy surface, generally on fabric or leather.

Kipnoun

(obsolete) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.

Napnoun

The common direction, on some kinds of fabric, of the hairs making up the pile.

‘If the fabric has a nap, make sure all pieces are cut with the nap going the same direction.’;

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Kipnoun

The leather made from such hide; kip leather.

Napnoun

(British) A type of bet in British horse racing, based on the experts' best tips.

Kipnoun

A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.

Napnoun

A card game in which players take tricks; properly Napoleon.

Kipnoun

Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.

‘I’m just going for my afternoon kip.’;

Napnoun

A bid to take five tricks in the card game Napoleon.

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Kipnoun

A very untidy house or room.

Napnoun

(dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A cup, bowl.

Kipnoun

A brothel.

Napverb

To have a nap; to sleep for a short period of time, especially during the day.

Kipnoun

A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.

Napverb

(figuratively) To be off one's guard.

‘The regulators were caught napping by the financial collapse.’;

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Kipnoun

A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.

Napverb

To form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather).

Kipnoun

A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.

Napverb

(obsolete) To grab; to nab.

Kipnoun

The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol ₭, abbreviation LAK.

Napverb

(cooking) To cover (something) with a sauce (usually in passive).

Kipnoun

A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.

Napverb

To have a short sleep; to be drowsy; to doze.

Kipnoun

(gymnastics) A basic skill or maneuver in artistic gymnastics on the uneven bars, parallel bars, high bar and still rings used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.

Napverb

To be in a careless, secure state; to be unprepared; as, to be caught napping.

‘I took thee napping, unprepared.’;

Kipnoun

(Scotland) A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.

Napverb

To raise, or put, a nap on.

Kipverb

To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.

‘Don’t worry, I’ll kip on the sofabed.’;

Napnoun

A short sleep; a doze; a siesta.

Kipverb

To snatch; take up hastily; filch

Napnoun

Woolly or villous surface of felt, cloth, plants, etc.; an external covering of down, of short fine hairs or fibers forming part of the substance of anything, and lying smoothly in one direction; the pile; as, the nap of cotton flannel or of broadcloth.

Kipverb

To hold or keep (together)

Napnoun

The loops which are cut to make the pile, in velvet.

Kipverb

To conduct oneself; act

Napnoun

Same as Napoleon, 1, below.

Kipverb

To perform the kip maneuver.

Napnoun

a period of time spent sleeping;

‘he felt better after a little sleep’; ‘there wasn't time for a nap’;

Kipnoun

The hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin.

Napnoun

a soft or fuzzy surface texture

Kipnoun

A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.

Napnoun

the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave;

‘for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction’;

Kipnoun

A method or feat of raising the body when hanging or swinging by the arms, as for the purpose of mounting upon the horizontal bar. The legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.

Napnoun

a short sleep (usually not in bed)

Kipnoun

sleep;

‘roused him from his kip’;

Napnoun

a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes

Kipnoun

the basic unit of money in Laos

Napverb

take a siesta;

‘She naps everyday after lunch for an hour’;

Kipnoun

a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an errect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright

Nap

A nap is a short period of sleep, typically taken during daytime hours as an adjunct to the usual nocturnal sleep period. Naps are most often taken as a response to drowsiness during waking hours.

Kipverb

be asleep

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