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Semordnilaps, or words that spell other words when reversed
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2. A flexible strip of leather or canvas used for sharpening a razor.
[Middle English strope, band of leather, probably from Old English, thong for an oar, from Latin stroppus, twisted cord, from Greek strophos, from strephein, to turn..]
"He absently sharpened his razor along a leather strop for several
moments, gazing into the middle distance."
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