from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An office-book formerly used in the Western Church, containing the tropes and sequences. See trope, 3. Also tropary, troperium.


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  • A troper is a collection of tropes, which were new music inserted into the chants of the mass for special feast days.

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  • Scott Fitzgerald was a notorious troper in his short stories.

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  • Perhaps even more satisfying is that the plot twists truly and honestly blew me away. troper, it's often easy to spot plot developments coming, but Sanderson both surprises and explains things so adeptly that he manages to balance the nearly impossible task of adequate foreshadowing and true delightful surprise.

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