from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who picks hops.
- n. A contrivance for picking hops; specifically, a combined mill and cleaning-machine for stripping hops from the vines, sorting them, and freeing the catkins from the leaves and stems.
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- n. a machine used for picking hops
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Between Eric Blair and George Orwell there was P.S. Burton, the genteel habitud of the spikes, the hop-picker and tramp.
Yes, people are good enough to say I've broken quite new ground in making the hop-fields the scene of a novel; the critics say my word-pictures of the hop-poles are 'absolutely luscious'; and they pronounce _Ozias_, the hop-picker, 'a giant of artistic creation. '
The man had no hat, his clothes were hideous with filth, he had the air of a hop-picker.