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CHAPE (from the Fr. drape, a hood, co...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 850 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHAPE (from the Fr. drape, a hood, cope or sheath), a cover or metal plate, such as the cap upon the needle in the compass, also the transverse guard of a sword which protects the hand. From the original meaning comes the use of the word as a support or catch to attach one thing to another, as the hook on a belt to which the sword is fastened. The word is also used for the tip of a fox's brush.
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