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Vamp   Listen
Vamp  v. t.  (past & past part. vamped; pres. part. vamping)  
To provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to patch; often followed by up. "I had never much hopes of your vamped play."
To create with little skill; to concoct; to invent; usually with up; as, he vamped up an implausible excuse.

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"Vamp" Quotes from Famous Books

... forward a foot and critically examined the narrow vamp, the projecting sole, the broad, low heel of her well-worn brown calfskin shoe. Then her glance lifted to the face of Donald Whiting, one of the most brilliant and popular seniors of the high school. Her eyes narrowed in a manner habitual to her ...
— Her Father's Daughter • Gene Stratton-Porter

... on my life has become one of unremitting toil. Together with the rest of the Show Girls I vamp and slouch my way around the clock with ever increasing seductiveness. We are really doing splendidly. The ponies come leaping lightly across the floor waving their freckled, muscular arms from side to side and looking very unattractive indeed in their B.V.D.'s, ...
— Biltmore Oswald - The Diary of a Hapless Recruit • J. Thorne Smith, Jr.

... old man, for all his sins, and would sooner any day lay out money in new presents than pay it in old debts. But 'tis altered now. 'Tisn't the same place. Ah, in the old times I have seen the floor of the servants' hall over the vamp of your boot in solid beer that we had poured aside from the horns because we couldn't see straight enough to pour it in. See? No, we couldn't see a hole in a ladder! And now, even at Christmas or Whitsuntide, when a man, if ever ...
— The Hand of Ethelberta • Thomas Hardy

Words linked to "Vamp" :   manufacture, musical accompaniment, minx, doctor, flirt, upper, piece, philander, woman, furbish up, revamp, chat up, accompaniment, mend, fabricate, repair, romance, restore, dally, patch

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