Hopping Dick(Zoöl.), a thrush of Jamaica resembling the English blackbird in its familiar manners, agreeable song, and dark plumage.

(Hop"ping), n. [See 3rd Hop.] A gathering of hops.

(Hop"ple) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hoppled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hoppling ] [From Hop; cf. Hobble.]

1. To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hamper; to hobble; as, to hopple an unruly or straying horse.

2. Fig.: To entangle; to hamper. Dr. H. More.

(Hop"ple), n. A fetter for horses, or cattle, when turned out to graze; — chiefly used in the plural.

(Hop"ple*bush`) n. Same as Hobblebush.

(Hop"po) n. (a) A collector of customs, as at Canton; an overseer of commerce. (b) A tribunal or commission having charge of the revenue derived from trade and navigation. [China]

Hoppo men, Chinese customhouse officers.

(Hop"scotch`) n. A child's game, in which a player, hopping on one foot, drives a stone from one compartment to another of a figure traced or scotched on the ground; — called also hoppers.

(Hop"-thumb`) n. See Hop-o'- my-thumb.

(Hop"yard`) n. A field where hops are raised.

(Ho"ral) a. [L. horalis, fr. hora hour. See Hour.] Of or pertaining to an hour, or to hours. Prior.

(Ho"ra*ly) adv. Hourly. [Obs.]

(Ho"ra*ry) a. [LL. horarius, fr. L. hora hour: cf. F. horaire. See Hour.]

1. Of or pertaining to an hour; noting the hours. Spectator.

2. Occurring once an hour; continuing an hour; hourly; ephemeral.

Horary, or soon decaying, fruits of summer.
Sir T. Browne.

Horary circles. See Circles.

(Ho*ra"tian) a. Of or pertaining to Horace, the Latin poet, or resembling his style.

(Hop"per*ings) n. (Gold Washing) Gravel retaining in the hopper of a cradle.

(Hop`pes*tere") a. An unexplained epithet used by Chaucer in reference to ships. By some it is defined as "dancing (on the wave)"; by others as "opposing," "warlike." T. R. Lounsbury.

(Hop"pet) n.

1. A hand basket; also, a dish used by miners for measuring ore. [Prov. Eng.]

2. An infant in arms. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Hop"ping) n. The act of one who, or that which, hops; a jumping, frisking, or dancing.

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