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Jawp, Jaap, v. Also: jaip. [Perh. echoic, and perh. orig. jalp. with the regular change of al to aw. In the mod. Sc. and north. Eng. dial. as jaup, jap, jowp.] intr. Of waves : To dash and rebound with splashing. Of a liquid, etc. : To splash about. — Wallis [= waves] feill, in all thar byr and swecht Jawpyng about hys skyrtis [sc. of a rock] with mony a bray; Doug. vii. ix. 101.
The Kirk of Scotland … has gotten sik a clush in her head, as has gart all her harnis jaap; J. Row Sermon .
I'll garr thy harns jaip again [gl. beat out all thy brains]; Stuart Joco-Ser. Disc. 44.

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