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~1603, William Shakespeare, ''Othello'', Act I, scene I, line 157:
- strike on the tinder, ho!/ Give me a taper.
- Love used to carry a bow, you know,
- But now he carries a taper;
- It is either a length of wax aglow,
- Or a twist of lighted paper.
a small light.
A tapering form; gradual diminution of thickness and/or cross section in an elongated object
''the taper of a spire''
''The legs of the table had a slight taper to them.''
2005, Michael Ellis, ''Apollo Rises'' (page 15)
- Her hair hangs over her ears and flows to a taper at the back of her neck where it is held in place with a wide and circular black clasp.
1851, (w), ''(w)'', chapter 3
- Though true cylinders without — within, the villainous green goggling glasses deceitfully tapered downwards to a cheating bottom.
To diminish gradually.
Tapered; narrowing to a point.
One who operates a tape machine.
Someone who works with tape or tapes.
(present tense of)
to down (of the sun); to go to one's head (of wine etc.)
to away (a meal etc.)
''Je me suis tapé un bon petit hamburger hier soir.''
to fuck (gloss)
''Il s'est tapé la fille de son patron.''
to up with
(inflection of) (to lose)