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[drop-ing] /ˈdrɒp ɪŋ/
the act of a person or thing that drops.
something that drops or falls in drops.
droppings, dung, especially in the form of pellets.
Origin of dropping
before 1000; Middle English; Old English droppung. See drop, -ing1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The waistcoat was tracked and stained with droppings which spread upon its surface like autumn leaves.

    An Old Maid Honore de Balzac
  • He will be drunk with his hunters for company, and stain his gentility with droppings of ale.

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • Sifted coal ashes, land plaster, and dry sawdust are sometimes used instead of earth on the droppings boards.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • At the entrance of all of the holes that are occupied there is a considerable heap of droppings.

    British Sea Birds Charles Dixon
  • We actually found some of their droppings near the watering place where they had gone to drink.

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

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • He will then, when quite sure that the bed will not overheat, put on his summer droppings.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • The streaks in the rock were made by the droppings from the nest.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • The warm, thawing winds had ceased to blow, the eaves had ceased their droppings and were beautifully fringed with icicles.

    Little Wolf M. A. Cornelius
  • It was not possible to forget under the droppings of this counsel.

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


plural noun
the dung of certain animals, such as rabbits, sheep, and birds
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