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Hop-pocket

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hop-pocket a coarse sack for hops—as a measure, about 1½ cwt. of hops
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. hop; Ger. hopfen.

Usage

In literature:

The frogs, delighted to get out of Jack's warm pocket, were soon hopping about the room.
"Woodside" by Caroline Hadley
So the little rabbit tucked the lettuce dollar bill in his waistcoat pocket and hopped along.
"Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers" by David Cory
When Uncle Jake came across an unusually good pocket he would call me to it and hop on somewhere else.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
What I see then is a little fellow who with his hands in his pockets is going to school, hopping along like a sparrow.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
The cloth for this purpose is now called "hop pocketing," and is of a structure between bagging and tarpaulin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Yer hop right off, and jest put that money back in yer pocket.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton
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In poetry:

Hop-o'-my-Thumb, who heard again the plotting,
Crept from his trundle-bed,
But in the place of pebbles in his pockets
Put only crumbs of bread.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

The return of Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale.
Their Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale is now produced at St George Brewing Co. Wednesday, January 27, 2010.
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