(n.) The quantity of fluid which falls in one small spherical mass; a liquid globule; a minim; hence, also, the smallest easily measured portion of a fluid; a small quantity; as, a drop of water.
(n.) That which resembles, or that which hangs like, a liquid drop; as a hanging diamond ornament, an earring, a glass pendant on a chandelier, a sugarplum (sometimes medicated), or a kind of shot or slug.
(n.) Same as Gutta.
(n.) Any small pendent ornament.
(n.) Whatever is arranged to drop, hang, or fall from an elevated position; also, a contrivance for lowering something
(n.) A door or platform opening downward; a trap door; that part of the gallows on which a culprit stands when he is to be hanged; hence, the gallows itself.
(n.) A machine for lowering heavy weights, as packages, coal wagons, etc., to a ship's deck.
(n.) A contrivance for temporarily lowering a gas jet.
(n.) A curtain which drops or falls in front of the stage of a theater, etc.
(n.) A drop press or drop hammer.
(n.) The distance of the axis of a shaft below the base of a hanger.
(n.) Any medicine the dose of which is measured by drops; as, lavender drops.
(n.) The depth of a square sail; -- generally applied to the courses only.
(n.) Act of dropping; sudden fall or descent.
(n.) To pour or let fall in drops; to pour in small globules; to distill.
(n.) To cause to fall in one portion, or by one motion, like a drop; to let fall; as, to drop a line in fishing; to drop a courtesy.
(n.) To let go; to dismiss; to set aside; to have done with; to discontinue; to forsake; to give up; to omit.
(n.) To bestow or communicate by a suggestion; to let fall in an indirect, cautious, or gentle manner; as, to drop hint, a word of counsel, etc.
(n.) To lower, as a curtain, or the muzzle of a gun, etc.
(n.) To send, as a letter; as, please drop me a line, a letter, word.
(n.) To give birth to; as, to drop a lamb.
(n.) To cover with drops; to variegate; to bedrop.
(v. i.) To fall in drops.
(v. i.) To fall, in general, literally or figuratively; as, ripe fruit drops from a tree; wise words drop from the lips.
(v. i.) To let drops fall; to discharge itself in drops.
(v. i.) To fall dead, or to fall in death.
(v. i.) To come to an end; to cease; to pass out of mind; as, the affair dropped.
(v. i.) To come unexpectedly; -- with in or into; as, my old friend dropped in a moment.
(v. i.) To fall or be depressed; to lower; as, the point of the spear dropped a little.
(v. i.) To fall short of a mark.
(v. i.) To be deep in extent; to descend perpendicularly; as, her main topsail drops seventeen yards.
(1) But soon after aid workers departed, barrel bombs dropped by Syrian helicopters caused renewed destruction.
(2) Systolic blood pressure dropped following clonidine, showing a significantly greater drop for the medium and high doses than for the low dose.
(3) In four main regions the conservation varied from 83-91% while in the remaining regions the homology dropped to between 56-62%.
(4) David Cameron last night hit out at his fellow world leaders after the G8 dropped the promise to meet the historic aid commitments made at Gleneagles in 2005 from this year's summit communique.
(5) "There is … a risk that the political, trade, and gas frictions with Russia could lead to strong deterioration in economic relations between the two countries, with a significant drop in Ukraine's exports to and imports from Russia.
(6) EI showed a tendency to drop from week 20 to week 40 in the men and a tendency to increase from week 20 to week 40 in the women.
(7) The percentage of eggs clamped at values more negative than -65 mV, which responded at insemination by developing an If, decreased and dropped to 0 at -80 mV.
(8) I hope they fight for the money to make their jobs worth doing, because it's only with the money (a drop in the ocean though it may be) that they'll be able to do anything.
(9) "Indeed, there was a marked drop in sentiment in Germany , indicating that it is increasingly being affected by the problems elsewhere in the eurozone."
(10) Of great influence on the results of measurements are preparation and registration (warm-up-time, amplification, closeness of pressure-system, unhurt catheters), factors relating to equipment and methods (air-bubbles in pressure-system, damping by filters, continuous infusion of the micro-catheter, level of zero-pressure), factors which occur during intravital measurement (pressure-drop along the arteria pulmonalis, influence of normal breathing, great intrapleural pressure changes, pressure damping in the catheter by thrombosis and external disturbances) and last not least positive and negative acceleration forces, which influence the diastolic and systolic pulmonary artery pressure.
(11) By vaccinating adult dogs in boarding kennels the morbidity rate dropped from 83.5% to 6.5% and the mortality rate from 4.1% to 0.5%.
(12) Subjects who trained an additional 52 wk showed a slight drop in SV at submaximal work loads from the initial increase following the first 9 wk.
(13) The drop in endosome pH increased and the shape of the distribution changed when the time between FITC-dextran infusion and kidney removal was increased from 5 to 20 min.
(14) Estimated fluid consumption dropped from 10 liters to 4 liters daily and incidents of hyponatremia decreased by 62%.
(15) Here's Dominic's full story: US unemployment rate drops to lowest level in six years as 288,000 jobs added Michael McKee (@mckonomy) BNP economists say jobless rate would have been 6.8% if not for drop in participation rate May 2, 2014 2.20pm BST ING's Rob Carnell is also struck by the "extraordinary weakness" of US wage growth .
(16) The Italian coastguard ship Bruno Gregoracci docked in Malta at about 8am and dropped off two dozen bodies recovered from this weekend’s wreck, including children, according to Save the Children.
(17) However, coinciding with the height of inflammation and clinical signs at 12 dpi, the GFAP mRNA content dropped to approximately 50% of the level at 11 dpi but rose again at 13 dpi.
(18) Mutai dropped back and Kebede proved too strong for Kirui, the world champion.
(19) The same dose of clonidine evoked a much larger drop in blood pressure in another group of rats in which an equialent increase in blood pressure was produced by bilateral section of the vagosympathetic trunks and occlusion of both carotid arteries.
(20) The risks are determined, mainly by expert committees, from the steadily growing information on exposed human populations, especially the survivors of the atomic bombs dropped in Japan in 1945.
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(1) One of the ACB patients died of drowing, while three others had recurring angina pectoris symptoms.
(2) In cases of accidental drowing in sea water the osmotic gradient is in inverse: the electrolytes of aspirated salt water diffuse in the circulation, whereas the blood serum and the plasma albumin pass into the alveoli.
(3) The likely effect of New Zealand's 1987, Fencing of Swimming Pools Act in preventing these drowings, had it been in effect, is considered.