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Wrap (?), v. t. [A corrupt spelling of rap.]

To snatch up; transport; -- chiefly used in the p. p. wrapt.

Lo! where the stripling, wrapt in wonder, roves. Beattie.

 

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Wrap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrapped (?) or Wrapt; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrapping.] [OE. wrappen, probably akin to E. warp. 144. Cf. Warp.]

1.

To wind or fold together; to arrange in folds.

Then cometh Simon Peter, . . . and seeth . . . the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. John xx. 6, 7.

Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. Bryant.

2.

To cover by winding or folding; to envelop completely; to involve; to infold; -- often with up.

I . . . wrapt in mist Of midnight vapor, glide obscure. Milton.

3.

To conceal by enveloping or infolding; to hide; hence, to involve, as an effect or consequence; to be followed by.

Wise poets that wrap truth in tales. Carew.

To be wrapped up in, to be wholly engrossed in; to be entirely dependent on; to be covered with.

Leontine's young wife, in whom all his happiness was wrapped up, died in a few days after the death of her daughter. Addison.

Things reflected on in gross and transiently . . . are thought to be wrapped up in impenetrable obscurity. Locke.

 

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Wrap, n.

A wrapper; -- often used in the plural for blankets, furs, shawls, etc., used in riding or traveling.

 

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