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Definitions of drops

  1. A medicine, the dose of which is measured by drops; to drop astern, in sailors language, to slacken the speed of a vessel to allow another to pass her, or to be passed by a vessel sailing faster; to drop down, to sail or move down a river; drop-scene, in a theatre, a curtain suspended by pulleys, and which is made to fall down in front of the stage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. Well, I stopped and hid behind a rock, thinking I might have a chance to put a few drops into him. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  2. In the chapter on Gravitation we have mentioned the fact that a body let fall near the surface of the earth drops through sixteen feet in the first second. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
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