In other words, if she drops herself off at the Vince Lombardi Rest Stop in fishnet stockings.
Jack stopped speaking, drops of sweat stood under his eyes, and his thin cheeks twitched.
A giant red claw picks up the clothes and drops them again in a monotonous symbol of futility.
Then, at the end of the first trimester, John drops a bombshell: there is not one love-child, but two.
Sebatacheck rolls his eyes, drops the magazine on his chest, and smiles thinly at Nelson.
That I could not tell—there were three or four drops on fire when I got there for the boy.
Do you see that dip in the ground there where the snow melts as fast as it drops?
For chlorine add couple of drops of nitric acid to a little of the water and a crystal or drop of solution of nitrate of silver.
Hermione ceased from gazing at the drops on the glass, looked up, listened.
Within the chapel, drops from the cracked roof still fell in succession, like invisible fingers playing scales along the boards.
Old English dropa "a drop of liquid," from Proto-Germanic *drupon (cf. Old Saxon dropo, Old Norse dropi, Dutch drop, Old High German tropfo, German Tropfen (n.)), from PIE *dhreu-.
Meaning "an act of dropping" is from 1630s; of immaterial things (prices, temperatures, etc.) from mid-19c. Meaning "lozenge, hard candy" is 1723. Meaning "secret place where things can be left illicitly and picked up later" is from 1931.
Drop in the bucket (late 14c.) is from Isa. ix:15 [KJV]. At the drop of a hat "suddenly" is from 1854; drop-in "casual visit" is 1819; drop-kick is 1857. To get the drop on someone originally was Old West gunslinger slang (1869).
Old English dropian "to fall in drops" (see drop (n.)). Meaning "to fall vertically" is late 14c. Transitive sense "allow to fall" is mid-14c. Related: Dropped; dropping. Exclamation drop dead is from 1934; as an adjective meaning "stunning, excellent" it is first recorded 1970.
The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
A volume of liquid equal to 1/76 of a teaspoon and regarded as a unit of dosage for medication.
A small globular piece of candy, usually readily dissolved in the mouth.