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  • Notice too that English no longer has gendered nouns and adjectives, although in the many nouns ending with e, such as drope and coppe, medieval versions of “drop,” and “cup,” there are still graphic vestiges of more-inflected Old English.

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  • You can't drope comment like that, it's cruel ... now I am overwhelmed with desire to read BbF!

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  • I'm going to talk to him about Scott McClellan, Karl Rove, impeachment, FISA and invite you to drope me an email with suggestions for questions

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  • By the drope in his groin, Ali Slupa, thinks the cappon, plumbing his liners, we were heretofore. —

    Finnegans Wake

  • And a 3 iourneys long fro that see, ben gret mountaynes; out of the whiche gothe out a gret flood, that comethe out of paradys: and it is fulle of precious stones, with outen ony drope of water: and it rennethe thorghe the desert, on that o syde; so that it makethe the see gravely: and it berethe in to that see, and there it endethe.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • For in his contree, is the see that men clepen the Gravely See, that is alle gravelle and sond, with outen ony drope of watre: and it ebbethe and flowethe in grete wawes, as other sees don: and it is never stille ne in pes, in no maner cesoun.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Aftre take also a drope of bawme, and put it in to a dissche or in a cuppe with mylk of a goat; and zif it be naturelle bawme, anon it wole take and beclippe the mylk.

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  • It was as disorienting as it had been in that brief glimpse through the Or-drope Diadem.

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  • Lordship that I did not thinke yt he could frame himselfe to every kind of good Learning with so great a facilitie and passion as he doth, having tasted already a little drope of ye Libertinage of ye Court, but

    English Travellers of the Renaissance

  • "We would all be the better of a little drope," smirked the Deacon.

    The House with the Green Shutters

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  • A crow. --Yorkshire provincial dialect.

    May 5, 2011