chape ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, iv. 3. 136. “The chape was the metal part at the end of a scabbard, the portion of the scabbard which protected the sharp end of the dagger or similar weapon . . . it is sometimes used for the hook or loop at the top of a scabbard” (HALLIWELL) . “A Chape (the Iron point of the Scabbard), Vaginæ ferramentum, rostrum, lorica, mucro.” Coles's Lat. and Engl. Dict.
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