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  • n. Plural form of drop.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of drop.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • _drops of water_ -- colours vary with size of drops, the smaller the drop the lighter the colours and nearer to the violet end of the spectrum -- hence white rainbow as seen on the Barrier, very small drops.

    Scott's Last Expedition Volume I

  • "The first half of the ride we were cooked in the sun; then darkness came on -- black darkness; then some ominous drops of rain, which were soon _sheets_ instead of _drops_, and such thunder and lightning as I never want to hear or see again in this life.

    The Authoritative Life of General William Booth

  • The Magic Number for a share of the title drops to 1.

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  • In November, the label drops its first album, G Unit's

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  • Al – Gundubah (“one locust-man”) smites off the head of his mother’s servile murderer and cries, I have taken my blood-revenge upon this traitor slave’” (Lane, M.E. chaps. xx iii.) 128 This gathering all the persons upon the stage before the curtain drops is highly artistic and improbable.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • His face was tan and leathery, and his eyes were tired but alert as he recounted the days without food or water, beyond the rain drops he caught in his mouth during a drizzle that came the day before he was rescued.

    Ed Rosenthal, LA Hiker Lost In Desert, Followed Shade For 6 Days

  • (It should leave a trail when it drops from the whisk.)

    2009 November : The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz

  • Rumbles of thunder and gentle rain drops wakened me this morning, and since there was nothing on my calendar calling my name I was able to pull the sheet over my head and hibernate for an extra little while.

    2009 June « Becca’s Byline

  • But the Florida senator is the second Republican who has decided to leave before the curtain drops on the 111th Congress next fall.

    Crist officially names former aide as new senator

  • But CNN does not live by bread alone, but by every pearl of wisdom that drops from the mouth of the Obamessiah.

    Obama, Chilean president discuss cooperation on H1N1 virus


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