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lapper

1. A person or animal that drinks liquid by lapping it up with their tongue. The vampire bat, that famous winged lapper of blood, is actually far less dangerous than popular mythology leads us to believe. Struggling for adequately insulting words, she called him a piss-lapper and stormed off.
2. A race that is won by completing a certain number of laps before the other competitors. The amount of laps is specified right before "lapper" with a number and a hyphen. It was the first time the race car driver won the 100-lapper in his entire career.
3. A person that one is about to overtake in a race consisting of multiple laps. The runner is about to speed past yet another hapless lapper.

lapper

n. a drunkard. (Alludes to lapping up liquor.) The street was empty except for an old lapper staggering home.
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No Body's Perfect With Rankin and Alison Lapper saw the photographer and disabled artist meet people who didn't conform to traditional notions of beauty, or who hated being photographed, and invited them to step in front of Rankin's camera.
She wants them to clean up the property, not cap it, so she can develop a nice project on the site," Lapper said.
This one belongs to Robert Winston, introducing the latest instalment of the long-running series that follows 25 youngsters from birth - including Parys, daughter of disabled artist Alison Lapper.
com)-- EDRIC, the European limb difference organisation, is delighted to announce that accomplished British mouth painter, Alison Lapper MBE, has been appointed as its first patron.
Sejwal was quick of the blocks and finished the two- lapper with a time of 1: 04: 47.
Quinn is known for his interest in the human form and identity and famously created the statue of a naked pregnant woman with no arms titled Alison Lapper Pregnant, which sat on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
Quinn's most famous work was Alison Lapper Pregnant.
Model for a Hotel 2007 replaces Marc Quinn's controversial sculpture, Alison Lapper Pregnant.
Marc Quinn has described his sculpture Alison Lapper Pregnant as a "tribute to femininity, disability, and motherhood.
Among the artists included: Rembrandt, Munch, Chagall, Goya, Norman Rockwell, Susan Macfarlane, and Alison Lapper.
Quinn has already made his name with the controversial sculpture of disabled artist Alison Lapper that sits in London's Trafalgar Square.
8 MARC QUINN, ALISON LAPPER PREGNANT (TRAFALQAR SQUARE, LONDON) Asked to place a temporary sculpture on Trafalgar Square's empty Fourth Plinth, Quinn chose to counter Britain's military heroes with a nearly-twelve-foot-tall naked woman carved from white marble--a portrait of Alison Lapper, herself an artist.
The first selection, Marc Quinn's head-turning ''Alison Lapper Pregnant'' depicts a brand-new kind of hero -- a female artist friend of his with congenital deformities.
Alison Lapper, the model, may be closer to perfect than many.