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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOPPING

He recognized K., and, mopping dry a part of the porch, shoved a chair on it.

Women were fanning themselves and men were mopping their foreheads.

The little man had dropped down on to a stone, and was mopping his forehead.

"Not at all," said Peter, mopping the perspiration from his forehead.

He closed the door, and, mopping his injured nose, invited Annette to a seat.

“I feel quite fresh,” said Coote, mopping his head with his handkerchief.

Alessandro, mopping his head and cursing the flies, came last.

He was puffing now, mopping rivulets of perspiration from his face.

Paul dropped it when he was mopping the blood from his face.

But instead of mopping it straight off like a fool I displayed it with pride.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., mappe "bundle of yarn, etc., fastened to the end of a stick for cleaning or spreading pitch on a ship's decks," from Walloon (French) mappe "napkin," from Latin mappa "napkin" (see map (n.)). Modern spelling by 1660s. Of hair, from 1847.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MOPPING

housework

nouncleaning, maintaining a home
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.