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dropping

[drop-ing] /ˈdrɒp ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that drops.
2.
something that drops or falls in drops.
3.
droppings, dung, especially in the form of pellets.
Origin of dropping
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English droppung. See drop, -ing1
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  • The waistcoat was tracked and stained with droppings which spread upon its surface like autumn leaves.

    An Old Maid Honore de Balzac
  • He will be drunk with his hunters for company, and stain his gentility with droppings of ale.

    Microcosmography John Earle
  • Sifted coal ashes, land plaster, and dry sawdust are sometimes used instead of earth on the droppings boards.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • At the entrance of all of the holes that are occupied there is a considerable heap of droppings.

    British Sea Birds Charles Dixon
  • We actually found some of their droppings near the watering place where they had gone to drink.

  • The hens in the next garden: their droppings are very good top dressing.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • He will then, when quite sure that the bed will not overheat, put on his summer droppings.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • The streaks in the rock were made by the droppings from the nest.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • The warm, thawing winds had ceased to blow, the eaves had ceased their droppings and were beautifully fringed with icicles.

    Little Wolf M. A. Cornelius
  • It was not possible to forget under the droppings of this counsel.

    Ewing\'s Lady Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for droppings

droppings

/ˈdrɒpɪŋz/
plural noun
1.
the dung of certain animals, such as rabbits, sheep, and birds
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