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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rape \Rape\ (r[=a]p), n. [F. r[^a]pe a grape stalk.]
     1. Fruit, as grapes, plucked from the cluster. --Ray.
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     2. The refuse stems and skins of grapes or raisins from which
        the must has been expressed in wine making.
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     3. A filter containing the above refuse, used in clarifying
        and perfecting malt, vinegar, etc.
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     Rape wine, a poor, thin wine made from the last dregs of
        pressed grapes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rape \Rape\, v. i.
     To rob; to pillage. [Obs.] --Heywood.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rape \Rape\, n. [Icel. hreppr village, district; cf. Icel.
     hreppa to catch, obtain, AS. hrepian, hreppan, to touch.]
     One of six divisions of the county of Sussex, England,
     intermediate between a hundred and a shire.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rape \Rape\, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. "ra`pys, "ra`fys,
     G. r["u]be.] (Bot.)
     A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the
     turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used
     for the production of rape oil, and to a limited extent for
     the food of cage birds.
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     Note: These plants, with the edible turnip, have been
           variously named, but are all now believed to be derived
           from the Brassica campestris of Europe, which by some
           is not considered distinct from the wild stock
           ({Brassica oleracea) of the cabbage. See Cole.
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     Broom rape. (Bot.) See Broom rape, in the Vocabulary.
     Rape cake, the refuse remaining after the oil has been
        expressed from the rape seed.
     Rape root. Same as Rape.
     Summer rape. (Bot.) See Colza.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rape \Rape\, n. [Akin to rap to snatch, but confused with L.
     rapere. See Rap to snatch.]
     1. The act of seizing and carrying away by force; violent
        seizure; robbery.
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              And ruined orphans of thy rapes complain. --Sandys.
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     2. (Law) Sexual connection with a woman without her consent.
        See Age of consent, under Consent, n.
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     3. That which is snatched away. [Obs.]
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              Where now are all my hopes? O, never more
              Shall they revive! nor death her rapes restore.
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     4. Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry. [Obs.]
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     5. (Fig., Colloq.) An action causing results harmful to a
        person or thing; as, the rape of the land by mining

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rape \Rape\, v. t.
     1. To commit rape upon; to ravish.
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     2. (Fig., Colloq.) To perform an action causing results
        harmful or very unpleasant to a person or thing; as, women
        raped first by their assailants, and then by the Justice
        system. Corresponds to 2nd rape, n. 5.
     To rape and ren. See under Rap, v. t., to snatch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cole \Cole\ (k[=o]l), n. [OE. col, caul, AS. cawl, cawel, fr. L.
     caulis, the stalk or stem of a plant, esp. a cabbage stalk,
     cabbage, akin to Gr. kaylo`s. Cf. Cauliflower, Kale.]
     A plant of the Brassica or Cabbage genus; esp. that form of
     Brassica oleracea called rape and coleseed.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
           [syn: rape, colza, Brassica napus]
      2: the act of despoiling a country in warfare [syn: rape,
      3: the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse
         against her will [syn: rape, violation, assault,
      v 1: force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman
           was raped on her way home at night" [syn: rape, ravish,
           violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage]
      2: destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the
         beautiful country" [syn: rape, spoil, despoil,
         violate, plunder]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  128 Moby Thesaurus words for "rape":
     abduction, abuse, assault, assault sexually, attack, banditry,
     barbarize, batter, battering, betray, betrayal, brigandage,
     brigandism, brutalize, burn, butcher, butchery, capture, carry on,
     compromise, criminal assault, debauch, debauchment, deceive,
     defile, defilement, deflorate, defloration, deflower, deflowering,
     deflowerment, depredate, depredation, despoil, despoiling,
     despoilment, despoliation, destroy, devirginate, devirgination,
     direption, dishonor, disorderliness, entice, foraging, foray,
     force, forcible seizure, freebooting, go on, hammer, kidnapping,
     killing, lay waste, laying waste, lead astray, loot, looting, lure,
     marauding, massacre, maul, mislead, mug, obstreperousness,
     onslaught, outrage, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plundering,
     possess sexually, priapism, rage, raid, raiding, ramp, rampage,
     ransacking, rant, rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, rave,
     ravish, ravishment, razzia, reiving, rifling, riot, rioting, roar,
     ruin, sack, sacking, savage, seduce, seducement, seduction,
     seizure, sexual assault, sexual possession, shame, slaughter,
     snatching, soil, sow chaos, sowing with salt, spoil, spoiling,
     spoliate, spoliation, storm, sully, take, take advantage of,
     taking, tear, tear around, tempt, terrorize, unruliness, vandalize,
     violate, violation, wreck, wrong

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. To screw someone or something, violently; in particular, to destroy a
      program or information irrecoverably. Often used in describing file-system
      damage. ?So-and-so was running a program that did absolute disk I/O and
      ended up raping the master directory.?
      2. To strip a piece of hardware for parts.
      3. [CMU/Pitt] To mass-copy files from an anonymous ftp site. ?Last night I
      raped Simtel's dskutl directory.?

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RAPE, division of a country. In the English law, this is a district similar 
  to that of a hundred; but oftentimes containing in it more hundreds than 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RAPE, crim. law. The carnal knowledge of a woman by a man forcibly and 
  unlawfully against her will. In order to ascertain precisely the nature of 
  this offence, this definition will be analysed. 
       2. Much difficulty has arisen in defining the meaning of carnal 
  knowledge, and different opinions have been entertained some judges having 
  supposed that penetration alone is sufficient, while other's deemed emission 
  as an essential ingredient in the crime. Hawk. b. 1, c. 41, s. 3; 12 Co. 37; 
  1 Hale, P. C. 628; 2 Chit. Cr. L. 810. But in modern times the better 
  opinion seems to be that both penetration and emission are necessary. 1 
  East, P. C. 439; 2 Leach, 854. It is, however, to be remarked, that very 
  slight evidence may be sufficient to induce a jury to believe there was 
  emission. Addis. R. 143; 2 So. Car. C. R. 351; 1 Beck's Med. Jur. 140. 4 
  Chit. Bl. Com. 213, note 8. In Scotland, emission is not requisite. Allis. 
  Prin. 209, 210. See Emission; Penetration. 
       3. By the term man in this definition is meant a male of the human 
  species, of the age of fourteen years and upwards; for an infant, under 
  fourteen years, is supposed by law incapable of committing this offence. 1 
  Hale, P. C. 631; 8 C. & P. 738. But not only can an infant under fourteen 
  years, if of sufficient mischievous discretion, but even a woman may be 
  guilty as principals in the second degree. And the husband of a woman may be 
  a principal in the second degree of a rape committed upon his wife, as where 
  he held her while his servant committed the rape. 1 Harg St. Tr. 388. 
       4. The knowledge of the woman's person must be forcibly and against her 
  will; and if her consent has not been voluntarily and freely given, (when 
  she has the power to consent,) the offence will be complete, nor will any 
  subsequent acquiescence on her part do away the guilt of the ravisher. A 
  consent obtained from a woman by actual violence, by duress or threats of 
  murder, or by the administration of stupefying drugs, is not such a consent 
  as will shield the offender, nor turn his crime into adultery or 
       5. The matrimonial consent of the wife cannot be retracted, and, 
  therefore, her husband cannot be guilty of a rape on her as his act is not 
  unlawful. But, as already observed, he may be guilty as principal in the 
  second degree. 
       6. As a child under ten years of age is incapable in law to give her 
  consent, it follows, that the offence may be committed on such a child 
  whether she consent or not. See Stat. 18 Eliz, c. 7, s. 4. See, as to the 
  possibility of committing a rape, and as to the signs which indicate it, 1 
  Beck's Med. Jur. ch. 12; Merlin, Rep. mot Viol.; 1 Briand, Med. Leg. 1ere 
  partic, c. 1, p. 66; Biessy, Manuel Medico-Legal, &c. p. 149; Parent 
  Duchatellet, De la Prostitution dans la ville de Paris, c. 3, Sec. 5 Barr. 
  on the Stat. 123; 9 Car. & P. 752 2 Pick. 380; 12 S. & R. 69; 7 Conn. 54 
  Const. R. 354; 2 Vir. Cas. 235. 

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