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dropping

[drop-ing]
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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.
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Origin of dropping

before 1000; Middle English; Old English droppung. See drop, -ing1
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Examples from the Web for droppings

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for droppings

droppings

pl n
  1. the dung of certain animals, such as rabbits, sheep, and birds
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