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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUPPED

She brought it obediently and poured it into his cupped hands.

Forepaugh cupped his hands over his mouth and gave the call.

Jimmy's neighbor had cupped his hand behind his ear and was evidently disappointed.

Dawes cupped his hands over the plate glass and peered inside.

No forger brought these cupped stones in his waistcoat pocket.

They also occur on stones, large (cupped) and small, in Dumbuck.

In his left hand he held them, and the coins brimmed his cupped palm.

And then I saw her fling back her cloak and stand with cupped hands.

In sudden panic he jerked erect and cupped his palm round his ear.

He placed his elbow on the couch arm and cupped his chin in his palm.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to draw blood by cupping," from cup (n.). Meaning "to form a cup" is from 1830. Related: Cupped; cupping.

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