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

  Cope \Cope\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coped (k[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Coping.] [OE. copen, coupen, to buy, bargain, prob. from
     D. koopen to buy, orig., to bargain. See Cheap.]
     1. To exchange or barter. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     2. To encounter; to meet; to have to do with.
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              Horatio, thou art e'en as just a man
              As e'er my conversation coped withal. --Shak.
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     3. To enter into or maintain a hostile contest; to struggle;
        to combat; especially, to strive or contend on equal terms
        or with success; to match; to equal; -- usually followed
        by with.
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              Host coped with host, dire was the din of war.
                                                    --Philips.
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              Their generals have not been able to cope with the
              troops of Athens.                     --Addison.
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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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  coping
      n 1: brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall [syn:
           header, coping, cope]

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