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dewdrop

[doo-drop, dyoo-]
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noun
  1. a drop of dew.
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Origin of dewdrop

1150–1200; Middle English. See dew, drop
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Examples from the Web for dewdrop

Historical Examples

  • So it's no use my saying that I am sure his soul is a dewdrop.

    The Incomplete Amorist

    E. Nesbit

  • I fancy, continued my brother, that something like a dewdrop glistened on her lashes.

  • But a dewdrop is evanescent, and there was nothing evanescent about Freya.

  • "Wonderful," repeated the Dewdrop when the lady had walked away.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker

  • On and on it ran with the water of the river, but it was no longer a Dewdrop; it was a part of the river.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker


British Dictionary definitions for dewdrop

dewdrop

noun
  1. a drop of dew
  2. British euphemistic a drop of mucus on the end of one's nose
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Word Origin and History for dewdrop

n.

early 14c. (as two words); see dew + drop (n.).

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