Why it should have gone on so long, and been then dropt, we are not informed.
Her steed a little higher soar'd, and then dropt hawkwise to the earth.
A little man I shot at, who had just peeped out from behind his target, dropt with a shaft through his shoulder.
For, so extreme was it, that scarcely had I dropt into a sweet sleep.
Then, with a motion almost elegant, he dropt his right hand lightly into his coat-pocket, where it lay still in ambuscade.
I dropt my petticoat, and could not get it up from the bottom.
Then Peterkin laid down his paddle, and having baited his line with a whole oyster, dropt it into deep water.
Then my sister and next my aunt (who was with us) dropt away.
After this period, every appearance of acquaintance was dropt.
The farmer again left his bed, and dropt upon a chair by the side of it.
Old English dropa "a drop of liquid," from Proto-Germanic *drupon (cf. Old Saxon dropo, Old Norse dropi, Dutch drop, Old High German tropfo, German Tropfen (n.)), from PIE *dhreu-.
Meaning "an act of dropping" is from 1630s; of immaterial things (prices, temperatures, etc.) from mid-19c. Meaning "lozenge, hard candy" is 1723. Meaning "secret place where things can be left illicitly and picked up later" is from 1931.
Drop in the bucket (late 14c.) is from Isa. ix:15 [KJV]. At the drop of a hat "suddenly" is from 1854; drop-in "casual visit" is 1819; drop-kick is 1857. To get the drop on someone originally was Old West gunslinger slang (1869).
Old English dropian "to fall in drops" (see drop (n.)). Meaning "to fall vertically" is late 14c. Transitive sense "allow to fall" is mid-14c. Related: Dropped; dropping. Exclamation drop dead is from 1934; as an adjective meaning "stunning, excellent" it is first recorded 1970.
The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
A volume of liquid equal to 1/76 of a teaspoon and regarded as a unit of dosage for medication.
A small globular piece of candy, usually readily dissolved in the mouth.