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dropping

[drop-ing] /ˈdrɒp ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that drops.
2.
something that drops or falls in drops.
3.
droppings, dung, especially in the form of pellets.
Origin of dropping
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English droppung. See drop, -ing1
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Examples from the Web for droppings
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  • And vnder the droppings and shadow of your trees, be sure no herbes will like.

    A New Orchard And Garden William Lawson
  • He will be drunk with his hunters for company, and stain his gentility with droppings of ale.

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • The droppings of the dung from animals are also good indications of the age of a trail.

    The Prairie Traveler Randolph Marcy
  • It was on the evening of that day that they heard the first droppings of the melting snow.

    The Giant of the North R.M. Ballantyne
  • We look upon these things as the droppings before the shower.

  • At the entrance of all of the holes that are occupied there is a considerable heap of droppings.

    British Sea Birds Charles Dixon
  • The "spraints," or droppings, are also a good clue for the observer.

  • The hens in the next garden: their droppings are very good top dressing.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • The streaks in the rock were made by the droppings from the nest.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • It was not possible to forget under the droppings of this counsel.

    Ewing\'s Lady Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for droppings

droppings

/ˈdrɒpɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
the dung of certain animals, such as rabbits, sheep, and birds
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