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scape    : [sk'ep]
Scape \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.
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2. (Zool.) The long basal joint of the antennae of an insect.
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3. (Arch.)
(a) The shaft of a column.
(b) The apophyge of a shaft.
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Scape \Scape\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Scaped}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Scaping}.] [Aphetic form of escape.]
To escape. [Obs. or Poetic.] --Milton.
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Out of this prison help that we may scape. --Chaucer.
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Scape \Scape\, n.
1. An escape. [Obs.]
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I spake of most disastrous chances, . . .
Of hairbreadth scapes in the imminent, deadly
breach. --Shak.
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2. Means of escape; evasion. [Obs.] --Donne.
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3. A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade. [Obs.]
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Not pardoning so much as the scapes of error and
ignorance. --Milton.
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4. Loose act of vice or lewdness. [Obs.] --Shak.
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Apophyge \A*poph"y*ge\, n. [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.
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