from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a cup-shaped head: said of a railroad spike so shaped, particularly in English practice, where the rails are supported in chairs: in the United States, a socket-spike.


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  • The captain's plan was agreed upon, and in what seemed to be the middle of the night, Jack was awakened from a dream of watching a cup-headed mountain playing at throwing up and catching a huge red-hot ball, by a voice at his berth-side saying --

    Jack at Sea All Work and no Play made him a Dull Boy


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