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 for Capping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coping \Cop"ing\, n. [See Cope, n.] (Arch.)
     The highest or covering course of masonry in a wall, often
     with sloping edges to carry off water; -- sometimes called
     capping. --Gwill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cap \Cap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Capped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a
        cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap
        upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun.
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              The bones next the joint are capped with a smooth
              cartilaginous substance.              --Derham.
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     2. To deprive of cap. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     3. To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or
        consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.
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     4. To salute by removing the cap. [Slang. Eng.]
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              Tom . . . capped the proctor with the profoundest of
              bows.                                 --Thackeray.
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     5. To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to;
        as, to cap text; to cap proverbs. --Shak.
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              Now I have him under girdle I'll cap verses with him
              to the end of the chapter.            --Dryden.
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     Note: In capping verses, when one quotes a verse another must
           cap it by quoting one beginning with the last letter of
           the first letter, or with the first letter of the last
           word, or ending with a rhyming word, or by applying any
           other arbitrary rule may be agreed upon.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "capping":
     a cut above, above, ahead, ascendant, better, chosen, closing,
     concluding, consummating, consummative, consummatory, crowning,
     culminating, culminative, distinguished, eclipsing, eminent,
     ending, exceeding, excellent, excelling, finer, finishing, greater,
     heading, higher, in ascendancy, in the ascendant, major, marked,
     of choice, one up on, outstanding, outtopping, over, overtopping,
     perfecting, perfective, rare, rivaling, super, superior,
     surpassing, terminating, topping, transcendent, transcendental,
     transcending, upper

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