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  • n. Plural form of drooping.


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  • Yet have I many times sinkings and droopings, and not enjoyed that felicity that sometimes I have done.

    Anne Bradstreet and Her Time

  • Why thwart its graceful droopings or its high aspirings?

    Parables From Nature

  • Chief among these latter was a great Sperm Whale, which, after an unusually long raging gale, had been found dead and stranded, with his head against a cocoa-nut tree, whose plumage-like, tufted droopings seemed his verdant jet.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • By-and-by he found himself at home, and began to pipe his little tunes; and there he was, sure enough, swimming and waving about, with all the droopings and liftings and languishing side-turnings of the head that I had laughed at.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works


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