Definitions

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  • v. To appear above the surface, as a seam or vein, or inclined bed, as of coal.
  • v. To come to light; to be manifest; to appear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. appear at the surface

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Examples

  • To tell the truth, he had never quite shaken off his juvenile manner of the Heiress of Birague, which reasserted itself so much the more easily as his essentially vulgar temperament was ready to crop out on the slightest encouragement afforded to it.

    Balzac

  • "While these faint tendencies often crop out in a behavioristic way, by far the most of them need some stimulus of individual experiences to awaken them, and still more exist only in the slight facilitization of impulses or permeability of nervous centres, lability of molecular or neural tensions, or as preferential re-enforcements, in one rather than in another direction or manner."

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • The fact that upon the American continent, east of the Rocky Mountains, the geological formations crop out in their regular succession, from the oldest azoic and primordial deposits to the cretaceous formation, without the slightest indication of a great subsequent subsidence, seems to me the most complete and direct demonstration of my proposition.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

  • But the adventurous and independent spirit of George Durant was strong in the grand-daughter who married Joseph Reed, and it flowed on, sometimes more and sometimes less silently, in the veins of their descendants, to crop out again undiluted in Walter Reed.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

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