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  • n. Plural form of hopper.

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Examples

  • It wasn't uncommon to find both Tamils and Sinhalese sharing "hoppers" -- a native delicacy -- with Tiruchelvam.

    Mourning A Man Of Peace

  • Tiny green "hoppers" -- odd creatures shaped something like the fancy frogs of children's story-books -- alight upon it after a spring, and pausing a second, with another toss themselves as high as the highest bennet (veritable elm-trees by comparison), to fall anywhere out of sight in the grass.

    Nature Near London

  • See the link for a factual story of one of these freight-train hoppers.

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  • We find among the features on these lofty riverbanks many remarkable hollows not unaptly termed hoppers by the country people, from the water sinking into them as grain subsides in the hopper of a mill.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 2

  • The Money Controls product lines include coin hoppers, coin acceptors and bill validators.

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  • The offerings at New Asha, 322 Victory Boulevard, (718) 420-0649, include kottu roti, a dish of shredded noodles topped with vegetable or meat curries ($1 and up); appam, the thin rice-flour pancakes also known as hoppers ($6 for five pieces); and wood-apple juice ($3).

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  • They are the lowest-ranking members of the organisation apart from the 'hoppers', the little kids they employ to act as lookouts for the police and provide a 'ground-eye' POV on the drug war as it escalates throughout the season.

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  • The "hoppers" were thumb-sized insects, shaped like the tiny leaf-hoppers of Mazonia, but much larger.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • The young locusts are known as "hoppers," in which stage they pass some forty-five or fifty days before arriving at the fully developed stage known as "fliers."

    Argentina from a British Point of View

  • It is interesting to state that the "hoppers" in the first stage are in length about 7 to 9 mm., or not quite one-third of an inch, and that the feelers have thirteen divisions, extending to twenty-seven divisions at full growth.

    Argentina from a British Point of View

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