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1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging. A lively cobbler that . . . Had scarce passed a day without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the strap. (Addison)

2. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use; as, a boot strap, shawl strap, stirrup strap.

3. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.

4. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.

(Science: machinery) Specifically: A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.

A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.

5. (Science: botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy. The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.

6. A shoulder strap. See Shoulder. Strap bolt, a bolt of which one end is a flat bar of considerable length. Strap head, a flat rail formerly used.

Origin: OE. Strope, AS. Stropp, L. Stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. A band or cord, fr. To twist, to turn (cf. Strophe). Cf. Strop a strap, a piece of rope.

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... 9 months, I can actually poke my tummy in. Before it was so hard, it would not go in at all. As it lets itself be poked in, I am wrapping big back straps around it, not letting my tummy come back out. So far so good. Each day I have been able to tighten the straps, forcing the fluid out. I am going ...

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... 5 to 10 cm) correction is achieved by an orthosis consisting of boots with long outside bar up to the level of the greater trochanter and knee straps. Any active rickets should be controlled by vitamin D theraphy. In case with severe deformity, a supracondylar osteotomy of the femur (Macewen's ...

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