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King James Dictionary
1. The juice of plants of any kind, which flows chiefly between the wood and the bark. From the sap of a species of maple, is made sugar of a good quality by evaporation.
2. The alburnum of a tree the exterior part of the wood, next to the bark. A sense in general use in New England.
1. To undermine to subvert by digging or wearing away to mine.
Their dwellings were sapp'd by floods.
2. To undermine to subvert by removing the foundation of. Discontent saps the foundation of happiness. Intrigue and corruption sap the constitution of a free government.
SAP, To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining.
Both assaults are carried on by sapping.
SAP, n. In sieges, a trench for undermining or an approach made to a fortified place by digging or under cover. The single sap has only a single parapet the double has one on each side, and the flying is made with gabions, &c. In all saps, traverses are left to cover the men.
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Entry for 'Sap'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/s/sap.html.