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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.

  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]

    Imp out our drooping country's broken wing.
    --Shak.

    Who lazily imp their wings with other men's plumes.
    --Fuller.

    Here no frail Muse shall imp her crippled wing.
    --Holmes.

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

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imped

Etymology 1 n. A creature without feet. Etymology 2

a. (context especially of feathers in falconry English) engrafted, eked, implanted; supplemented by imping.