from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Water falling in drops, especially in a row from the eaves of a roof, or from icicles or stalactites.
- n. stillicidium; the right to collect such drops from a neighbor's roof that overhangs one's own property.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A continual falling or succession of drops; rain water falling from the eaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A continual falling or succession of drops.
- n. In Roman law: The right to have the rain from one's roof drop on another's land or roof.
- n. The right to refuse to allow the rain from another's roof to drop on one's own land or roof.
Of a ripple under archways, or a lone caves stillicide:
Once I could shed tears — now my brain burns to madness, and the soothing stillicide of unutterable grief no longer washes my haggard cheeks.
One whole delicious hour this morning, did my Agnes rest on my shoulder, while I held it for her perusal; and I kissed, unreproved, the sweet stillicide off her glowing cheeks, at every sentence of tenderness, from her respectable friend.
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