(Poor"-will`) n. [So called in imitation of its note.] (Zoöl.) A bird of the Western United States
(Phalænoptilus Nutalli) allied to the whip- poor-will.
(Poor"-wil`lie) n. [So called in imitation of its note.] (Zoöl.) The bar-tailed godwit. [Prov. Eng.]
(Pop) n. [Of imitative origin. Cf. Poop.]
1. A small, sharp, quick explosive sound or report; as, to go off with a pop. Addison.
2. An unintoxicating beverage which expels the cork with a pop from the bottle containing it; as, ginger
pop; lemon pop, etc. Hood.
3. (Zoöl.) The European redwing. [Prov. Eng.]
Pop corn. (a) Corn, or maize, of peculiar excellence for popping; especially, a kind the grains of which
are small and compact. (b) Popped corn; which has been popped.
(Pop), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Popped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Popping.]
1. To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound; as, the muskets popped away on all sides.
2. To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to
dart; with in, out, upon, off, etc.
He that killed my king . . .Shak.
Popp'd in between the election and my hopes.
A trick of popping up and down every moment.Swift.
3. To burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire; as, this corn pops well.
(Pop), v. t.
1. To thrust or push suddenly; to offer suddenly; to bring suddenly and unexpectedly to notice; as, to pop
one's head in at the door.
He popped a paper into his hand.Milton.
2. To cause to pop; to cause to burst open by heat, as grains of Indian corn; as, to pop corn or chestnuts.
To pop off, to thrust away, or put off promptly; as, to pop one off with a denial. Locke. To pop
the question, to make an offer of marriage to a lady. [Colloq.] Dickens.
(Pop) adv. Like a pop; suddenly; unexpectedly. "Pop goes his plate." Beau. & Fl.
(Pope) n. [AS. papa, L. papa father, bishop. Cf. Papa, Papal.]
1. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop. [Obs.] Foxe.
2. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.
3. A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.
4. (Zoöl.) A fish; the ruff.
Pope Joan, a game at cards played on a round board with compartments. Pope's eye, the gland
surrounded with fat in the middle of the thigh of an ox or sheep. R. D. Blackmore. Pope's nose,
the rump, or uropygium, of a bird. See Uropygium.
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