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

  Top \Top\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Topped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To rise aloft; to be eminent; to tower; as, lofty ridges
        and topping mountains. --Derham.
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     2. To predominate; as, topping passions. "Influenced by
        topping uneasiness." --Locke.
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     3. To excel; to rise above others.
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              But write thy, and top.               --Dryden.
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     4. (Golf) To strike a ball above the center.
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     5. (Naut.) To rise at one end, as a yard; -- usually with up.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Topping \Top"ping\, a.
     1. Rising above; surpassing.
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     2. Hence, assuming superiority; proud.
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              The great and flourishing condition of some of the
              topping sinners of the world.         --South.
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     3. Fine; gallant. [Slang] --Johnson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Topping \Top"ping\, n.
     1. The act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top.
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     2. (Naut.) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher
        than the other.
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     3. pl. That which comes from hemp in the process of
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     4. (Angling) The tail of an artificial fly.
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     5. something placed on top of another thing, such as a sauce
        or garnish on food; as, a three-scoop banana split with
        three different toppings; an ice-cream cone with chocolate
        fudge topping.
     Topping lift (Naut.), a large, strong tackle employed to
        raise or top the end of a gaff, or of a boom.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: excellent; best possible [syn: top-flight, top-hole,
      n 1: a flavorful addition on top of a dish

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  113 Moby Thesaurus words for "topping":
     Olympian, a cut above, abacus, above, acanthus, aerial, ahead,
     airy, altitudinous, annulet, architrave, ascendant, ascending,
     aspiring, astragal, bell, better, capping, capstone, chosen, cima,
     colossal, console, consummating, coping, corbel, cornice, crown,
     crowning, culminating, cyma, dentil, distinguished, dominating,
     drip, drop, eclipsing, elevated, eminent, ethereal, exalted,
     exceeding, excellent, excelling, finer, finial, first-chop,
     first-class, first-rate, frieze, frontispiece, frosting, greater,
     haughty, head, header, heading, headpiece, high, high-pitched,
     high-reaching, high-set, high-up, higher, icing, in ascendancy,
     in the ascendant, keystone, lintel, lofty, major, marked,
     monumental, mounting, of choice, one up on, outstanding,
     outtopping, over, overlooking, overtopping, prominent, rare,
     rivaling, sconce, soaring, spiring, steep, sublime, super,
     superior, superlative, supernal, surpassing, taenia, tip-top,
     top-drawer, top-hole, top-notch, topflight, topless, toplofty,
     tops, towering, towery, transcendent, transcendental, transcending,
     treenail, tympanum, uplifted, upper, upreared

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