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It was true that this story might crop up again, years on, and ruin his life.

“It is not a point likely to crop up often,” said the Captain.

There was no use in it, for Gordons do not crop up every century.

I shall go on with the 'socials' all the same, and with any other schemes that crop up.

She has had no end of trouble in the past, and now this must all crop up.

And I had better give you a power of attorney, in case anything should crop up.

And isn't it rather awful, the way these inequalities will crop up in spite of you?

They crop up wherever you go in this world, either before you or behind you.

And the thirty years crop up into and out of the three-and-a-half.

But in this kind of formation any number of other things may crop up or out.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cropp "bird's craw," also "head or top of a sprout or herb." The common notion is "protuberance." Cognate with Old High German kropf, Old Norse kroppr. Meaning "harvest product" is c.1300, probably through the verbal meaning "cut off the top of a plant" (c.1200).

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