Scape (?), n. [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.

 

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Scape, v. t. & 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.

 

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Scape, n.

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.

 

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