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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIPPINGS

Put it into the oven, and baste it occasionally, while baking, with its own drippings.

Baste it at first with a little salt and water, and then with its own drippings.

It was as uninspiring to the eye as a pool of drippings from umbrellas in a porch.

A saucer used to be placed underneath it to catch the drippings.

Baste well with drippings and serve with a garnish of parsley.

Have some slices of toast laid under them to catch the drippings.

Catch the drippings, in a tub, and try its strength with an egg.

Save all drippings and fat, melt them, and set them away, in cakes.

Make a gravy from these drippings and the water in which the giblets were boiled.

I confess the "drippings" were too much for me also, though I did not give it as my excuse.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, perhaps from Middle Danish drippe, from Proto-Germanic *drup- (cf. Dutch druipen, German triefen), from PIE root *dhreu-. Related to droop and drop. Old English had cognate drypan "to let drop," dropian "fall in drops," and dreopan "to drop." Related: Dripped; dripping.

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