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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scape \Scape\, verb (used with an object) & i. [imp. & p. p. {Scaped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scaping}.] [Aphetic form of escape.] To escape. [Obs. or Poetic.] --Milton.

Out of this prison help that we may scape. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scape \Scape\, noun

1. An escape. [Obs.]

I spake of most disastrous chances, . . . Of hairbreadth scapes in the imminent, deadly breach. --Shak.

2. Means of escape; evasion. [Obs.] --Donne.

3. A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade. [Obs.]

Not pardoning so much as the scapes of error and ignorance. --Milton.

4. Loose act of vice or lewdness. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scape \Scape\, noun [L. scapus shaft, stem, stalk; cf. Gr. ? a staff: cf. F. scape. Cf. {Scepter}.]

1. (Bot.) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like.

2. (Zool.) The long basal joint of the antennae of an insect.

3. (Arch.) (a) The shaft of a column. (b) The apophyge of a shaft.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Apophyge \A*poph"y*ge\, noun [Gr. 'apofygh' escape, in arch. the curve with which the shaft escapes into its base or capital, fr. 'apofey'gein to flee away; 'apo' from + fey'gein to flee: cf. F. apophyge.] (Arch.) The small hollow curvature given to the top or bottom of the shaft of a column where it expands to meet the edge of the fillet; -- called also the {scape}. --Parker.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scape

noun

1: erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip [syn: {scape}, {flower stalk}]

2: (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column [syn: {shaft}, {scape}]


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