Definitions

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  • n. A handbasket.
  • n. A dish used by miners to measure ore.
  • n. An infant in arms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hand basket; also, a dish used by miners for measuring ore.
  • n. An infant in arms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hop.
  • n. A hand-basket.
  • n. In mining, the dish used by miners to measure ore in.
  • n. In glass-making, a conical vessel suspended from the ceiling, containing sand and water for the use of the cutter: sometimes called a hopper, from its resemblance to the hopper of a mill.
  • n. An infant in arms.

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Examples

  • Vad lyckan bröt, kan hon försona, och hoppet bär en konungs krona.

    Fritiofs Saga

  • Där är hon själv, som hoppet skön och trogen som ett barndomsminne; hon kominer med min kärleks lön.

    Fritiofs Saga

  • Lista | Problemen som SAS vd måste ta itu med nu SAS betraktas som ett av Europas iskallaste flygbolag och hoppet om en strukturaffär med Lufthansa är nu helt borta.

    E24 Senaste nytt

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  • A little basket, chiefly for holding seed-corn, worn by the husbandmen, in sowing, at their backs, whence a man with protuberant buttocks is compared to a man accoutred with a hoppet, and styled hoppet-arsed, vulgarly hopper-arsed.
    An old provincial term from the north of England.

    May 2, 2011