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- n. One who arrives unannounced or without an appointment.
- n. the act of dropping in (see verb below). Often hyphenated drop-in.
- v. To arrive unannounced or with little or no warning; also, to visit without an appointment.
- v. to paddle into and take off on a wave another surfer is already riding.
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- v. visit informally and spontaneously
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Carefully formulated carrier and essential oils soften hair or beard, soothe skin, and are super-economical because you use only a drop in water.
A modest drop in sea level would have reduced the distance between Timor and Flores, at a place called Ombai Strait, to perhaps five or ten miles.
According to Collamer, there is an immediate drop in self-esteem when women or men stay home to be with a child.
The revolution is not complete yet, said demonstrator Wael Malak, who temporarily closed his shop in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik because the political turmoil led to a sharp drop in tourism.
Investigators for the Institute for Research on Poverty looked at perceived financial happiness after widowhood, which, though not entirely reliable, is a better indicator than absolute financial status, since not all women might be distressed by a drop in income after widowhood as long as their basic needs were being met.
The BBC reports that a 20% drop in rainfall equals a 70% drop in stream flow, and as a long time Wagga Wagga resident, this would be no surprise to Richard Allsopp.
They can snag free cotton candy at the Santa Monica Pier or drop in on Michael Jackson's dermatologist for 25-percent-off Botox injections so that frazzled commuters won't look quite so frazzled.
Many studies have found that eating trans fats causes a rise in blood fats immediately following consumption, increasing the risk of heart problems, and that trans fatty acids also causes a drop in HLD—the good cholesterol that can help protect the heart and arteries.1
Heard on the Street Quotas Not the Key to Oil Prices Iran's OPEC governor, Muhammad Ali Khatibi, said a move to boost output was "difficult to understand" in light of high inventories and the recent drop in oil prices.
The modest rebound is a contrast to the overall decline of 1.7% in total loans at the nation's 7,574 banks and savings institutions, the fifth-steepest drop in 28 years.