Definitions

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  • n. The swede (rutabaga), called "turnip" in Scotland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of neap.
  • n. A turnip.

Etymologies

From Middle English nepe, from Old English næp, from Latin napus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Granny disapproved of everything, thought Annie, but Wee Jean ignored the warning, continuing to carefully, messily, carve out the insides of her turnip, chewing a chunk of the raw neep as she worked.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • In Scotland, of course, the neep, or swede, plays a starring role on Burns Night alongside the spicy, peppery haggis.

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's swede and parsnip recipes

  • I went out for dinner with ksumnersmith last night and during the course of conversation, most of which involved a lot of structure neep (because I really, really, really enjoy writing process discussions, to the point of complete over-focus which would bore almost any other writer out of their mind), she mentioned that there is nothing of my written work available on-line.

    A question of content

  • Although it gets a bit sappy towards the end,1 this one is enhanced by the viniculture neep, and the wine-review epigraphs opening each section are a nice touch:

    IRoSF reviews “Waiting for Rain”

  • I love when you flip your eyelids up and say, "Neep neep, I'm the devil, I'll see you in hell".

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • If you're interested in how I solved the writing problem I mentioned several days ago, look (behind the cut where lies lengthy writing neep in which I blather on about my work in order to avoid other pressing issues)

    When Good Scenes Go Bad, Redux

  • We had about two minutes of demonstration to an hour or so of driving, but the lovely scenery and the military neep kept it interesting, not to mention overhearing the reminiscences of the alumni, many of whom had blown stuff up in their own time.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • But I felt that, while there was plenty of book-neep, there was a significant and surprising lack of feminist content/consciousness/etc. at this year's WisCon, that I'll try and articulate over the next few posts.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • I would like to provide photo neep for those interested in such things, but the fact is that these pictures were pretty much sheer luck.

    Eclipse Pics

  • You're on a roll: do you also have a secret neep army?

    Third Place in the SFReader.com

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