Couple-beggar to Court
(Cou"ple-beg`gar) n. One who makes it his business to marry beggars to each other.
(Cou"ple-close`) n.; pl. Couple-closes
1. (Her.) A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth of its surface. Couple-closes are generally
borne one on each side of a chevron, and the blazoning may then be either a chevron between two
couple-closes or chevron cottised.
2. (Arch.) A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet, or with a collar beam. [Engl.]
(Cou"ple*ment) n. [Cf. OF. couplement.] Union; combination; a coupling; a pair. [Obs.]
And forth together rode, a goodly couplement.
Coupler of an organ, a contrivance by which any two or more of the ranks of keys, or keys and pedals,
are connected so as to act together when the organ is played.
(Coup"ler) n. One who couples; that which couples, as a link, ring, or shackle, to connect cars.
(Coup"let) n. [F. couplet, dim. of couple. See Couple, n. ] Two taken together; a pair or
couple; especially two lines of verse that rhyme with each other.
A sudden couplet rushes on your mind.
1. The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.
2. (Mach.) A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a
belt coupling, which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling, which connects the cars in a train; a
shaft coupling, which connects the ends of shafts.
Box coupling, Chain coupling. See under Box, Chain. Coupling box, a coupling shaped like a
journal box, for clamping together the ends of two shafts, so that they may revolve together. Coupling
pin, a pin or bolt used in coupling or joining together railroad cars, etc.
(Cou"pon) n. [F., fr. couper to cut, cut off. See Coppice.]
1. (Com.) A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.),
given for a term of years, designed to be cut off and presented for payment when the interest is due; an
2. A section of a ticket, showing the holder to be entitled to some specified accomodation or service, as
to a passage over a designated line of travel, a particular seat in a theater, or the like.
(||Cou*pure") n. [F., fr. couper to cut.] (Fort.) A passage cut through the glacis to facilitate
sallies by the besieged. Wilhelm.
(Cour"age) n. [OE. corage heart, mind, will, courage, OF. corage, F. courage, fr. a LL. derivative
of L. cor heart. See Heart.]
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