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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DROPPER

Be sure to procure a dropper that has the point turned at right angles to the body.

I saw its head as it rose for my dropper, struck, and hooked the fish.

Put on a dropper of some kind, say a caperer, as a second chance.

With a dropper he sucked up a bit of the liquid from the test-tube.

"Take them off and shake 'em," suggested the dropper of the gum.

The tear of Sensibility must not be dropped in a manner giving real pain to the dropper.

Whether he distinguished himself as a "dropper," or ever beat the record time in the "Crick" run, I do not know.

The dropper was to be filled with corn, and, thus accoutred, he was ready for doing duty in the newly ploughed field.

This is a good fly throughout a clear day, used as a dropper with the foregoing fly, and wren tail.

Who was the indiscreet eave's-dropper or tale-bearer that gave your lordship the hint concerning this business?

WORD ORIGIN

1700, "distiller," agent noun from drop (v.). Meaning "small tube from which liquid may be made to fall in drops" is from 1889.

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