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"Hap yourself well," he had said when they crossed the gangway on to the boat.

Uncle Jack often calls them Hap and Hazard, and that is the only difference between them.

They “got by” with it until the matter came to Hap's notice.

But on Hap's shoulders rests the output for our entire department.

It was the only time even Hap so much as paid the least attention to what went on.

He is always resolved at first thinking, and the ground he goes upon is, hap what may.

Just as he said this, what should hap At the chamber door but a gentle tap?

“Well nigh all such as could hap, Madam,” said Le Despenser wearily.

Now then, Agnes Love, cast that over you, and hap it close to keep you warm.

I never know what that signifieth: and I have seen it to hap aforetime.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "chance, a person's luck, fortune, fate;" also "unforeseen occurrence," from Old Norse happ "chance, good luck," from Proto-Germanic *khapan (source of Old English gehæp "convenient, fit"), from PIE *kob- "to suit, fit, succeed" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kobu "fate, foreboding, omen," Old Irish cob "victory"). Meaning "good fortune" is from early 13c.

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