Vamping
Vamp Vamp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vamped} (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Vamping}.] To provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to patch; -- often followed by up. [1913 Webster]

I had never much hopes of your vamped play. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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