Imped
Imp Imp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imping}.] [AS. impian to imp, ingraft, plant; akin to Dan. ympe, Sw. ympa, OHG. impf[=o]n, impit[=o]n, G. impfen. See {Imp}, n.] 1. To graft; to insert as a scion. [Obs.] --Rom. of R. [1913 Webster]

2. (Falconry) To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, [Fig.]: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen; to equip. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Imp out our drooping country's broken wing. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Who lazily imp their wings with other men's plumes. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

Here no frail Muse shall imp her crippled wing. --Holmes. [1913 Webster]

Help, ye tart satirists, to imp my rage With all the scorpions that should whip this age. --Cleveland. [1913 Webster]


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