Droplet to Drudge
(Drop"let) n. A little drop; a tear. Shak.
(Drop"light`) n. An apparatus for bringing artificial light down from a chandelier nearer to a
table or desk; a pendant.
(Drop"meal`, Drop"mele`) adv. [AS. drop-m&aemacrlum; dropa drop + m&aemacrl portion.
Cf. Piecemeal.] By drops or small portions. [Obs.]
Distilling dropmeal, a little at once.Holland.
1. One who, or that which, drops. Specif.: (Fishing) A fly that drops from the leader above the bob or
2. A dropping tube.
3. (Mining) A branch vein which drops off from, or leaves, the main lode.
4. (Zoöl.) A dog which suddenly drops upon the ground when it sights game, formerly a common,
and still an occasional, habit of the setter.
1. The action of causing to drop or of letting drop; falling.
2. pl. That which falls in drops; the excrement or dung of animals.
Dropping bottle, an instrument used to supply small quantities of a fluid to a test tube or other vessel.
Dropping fire, a continued irregular discharge of firearms. Dropping tube, a tube for ejecting
any liquid in drops.
(Drop"ping*ly), adv. In drops.
(Drop"si*cal) a. [From Dropsy.]
1. Diseased with dropsy; hydropical; tending to dropsy; as, a dropsical patient.
2. Of or pertaining to dropsy.
(Drop"si*cal*ness), n. State of being dropsical.
(Drop"sied) a. Diseased with drops. Shak.
(Drop"sy) n.; pl. Dropsies [OE. dropsie, dropesie, OF. idropisie, F. hydropisie, L. hydropisis,
fr. Gr. dropsy, fr. water. See Water, and cf. Hydropsy.] (Med.) An unnatural collection of serous
fluid in any serous cavity of the body, or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue. Dunglison.
(Dropt) imp. & p. p. of Drop, v. G. Eliot.
(Drop"wise`) adv. After the manner of a drop; in the form of drops.
Trickling dropwise from the cleft.Tennyson.
(Drop"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) The larva of any geometrid moth, which drops from trees by means
of a thread of silk, as the cankerworm.