Bell and hopper(Metal.), the apparatus at the top of a blast furnace, through which the charge is introduced, while the gases are retained.Hopper boy, a rake in a mill, moving in a circle to spread meal for drying, and to draw it over an opening in the floor, through which it falls.Hopper closet, a water- closet, without a movable pan, in which the receptacle is a funnel standing on a draintrap. Hopper cock, a faucet or valve for flushing the hopper of a water-closet.

2. Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect. "Hopeful scholars." Addison.

Hope"ful*ly, adv.Hope"ful*ness, n.

(Hope"ite) n. [Named after Professor Hope, of Edinburgh.] (Min.) A hydrous phosphate of zinc in transparent prismatic crystals.

(Hope"less), a.

1. Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.

I am a woman, friendless, hopeless.

2. Giving no ground of hope; promising nothing desirable; desperate; as, a hopeless cause.

The hopelessword of "never to return"
Breathe I against thee, upon pain of life.

3. Unhoped for; despaired of. [Obs.] Marston.

Hope"less*ly, adv.Hope"less*ness, n.

(Hop"er) n. One who hopes. Swift.

(Hop"ing*ly), adv. In a hopeful manner. Hammond.

(Hop"lite) n. [Gr. fr. tool, weapon: cf. F. hoplite.] (Gr. Antiq.) A heavy-armed infantry soldier. Milford.

(Hop"-o'-my-thumb" Hop"-thumb"), n. A very diminutive person. [Colloq.] liwell.

(Hopped) p. a. Impregnated with hops.

(Hop"per) n. [See 1st Hop.]

1. One who, or that which, hops.

2. A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any material, as to a machine; as, the wooden box with its trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a furnace, or coal, etc., into a car.

3. (Mus.) See Grasshopper, 2.

4. pl. A game. See Hopscotch. Johnson.

5. (Zoöl.) (a) See Grasshopper, and Frog hopper, Grape hopper, Leaf hopper, Tree hopper, under Frog, Grape, Leaf, and Tree. (b) The larva of a cheese fly.

6. (Naut.) A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; — called also dumping scow.

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