to move in a tumbling, irregular manner, as boiling water.
a poppling motion.
Other definitions for popple (2 of 2)
a poplar of the genus Populus.
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How to use popple in a sentence
Oh, I don't know unless it's because he makes such nice popple whistles!The English Orphans | Mary Jane Holmes
To these we fastened cross pieces of "popple" and on this put a tick filled with wild hay and corn stalk leaves.Old Rail Fence Corners | Various
The roof was made by laying popple poles so they met in the middle and fastening them together.Old Rail Fence Corners | Various
So well placed and idle a gentleman was almost bound to be a bad poet and worse dramatist, and this William popple was both.Andrew Marvell | Augustine Birrell
The remains of the forest, overgrown with scrub oak and popple thickets pushed down to the right of way.The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for popple
(of boiling water or a choppy sea) to heave or toss; bubble
(often foll by along) (of a stream or river) to move with an irregular tumbling motion: the small rivulet poppled along over rocks and stones for half a mile
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