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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Drop-press a swaging, stamping, or forging machine having either a regular or intermittent motion
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dropa, a drop—dreópan, to drop; Dut. drop, Ger. tropfe.


In literature:

From time to time, she pressed from her heart's blood red drops with which to dye some strands, and thus the weaving went on.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
The pretty hand which had pressed Vanno's sleeve dropped heavily as if its many rings weighed the fingers down.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Jack's finger pressed on the trigger, and the leader dropped.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
Press the inflamed matter out, and drop fine sugar over the wound.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
He pressed me close, so close indeed I could not if I would drop my guard.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
He dropped into a chair by him and pressed his hand across his brow.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
Finding himself hard pressed, he dropped his load.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
Was this so uncommon an occurrence as to cause Juliet to drop her book and press her hand to her heart?
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
She dropped to the floor beside him as he sat down and pressed her cheeks against his knees.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Dropping on his knees beside her bed, he pressed her fingers to his lips, then rose.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
He pressed the slender tube till Ralph saw a wee drop of honey at the end.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
The hand dropped gently on my shoulder, pressed it as though in token of friendship.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Drop all thoughts of the press at present; a more favourable opportunity may occur.
"The Comedies of Carlo Goldoni" by Carlo Goldoni
Eagerly he pressed through, and dropped knee-deep into the still, dark water.
"The Unknown Sea" by Clemence Housman
A drop of the hot crystal is placed upon the back of the nut meat to serve as glue, and corn and nut are pressed together.
"Candy-Making Revolutionized" by Mary Elizabeth Hall
Then a drop of milk was pressed from Mumtaz's breast and rubbed on the breast of the wet nurse.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The first printed paper dropped from the press, and the foreman reached for it.
"The Secret Pact" by Mildred A. Wirt
About ten o'clock there dropped from the sky three new surgeons, and, pressing on them a cup of coffee, we renewed our anxious questions.
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
Herhor grew much paler than before; Mefres pressed his blue lips together tightly and dropped his eyelids.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
When this was done Burke pressed her to take a drop whisky along with him.
"The History of Burke and Hare" by George Mac Gregor

In poetry:

But each must tread alone
The wine-press of his life;
Into each cup by Fate is thrown
The bitter drops of strife.
"To Hon. Jesse Holdom Of Chicago," by John Lawson Stoddard
To drop his galley's straining oar,
And press, in summer warmth and calm,
The lap of some enchanted shore
Of blossom and of balm.
"The Answer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Some dropped from my hands and died
By the home-road's grassy side;
And those that my fond hands pressed
Died even before the rest.
"Windflowers" by Edith Nesbit
Ye may not know how desolate
Are bosoms rudely forced to part,
And how a dull and heavy weight
Will press the life-drops from the heart.
"The Slave Auction" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Or, dropping in his place, he swoons,
Walled in by throngs that press,
Till forth from the throngs they bear
him dead--
Dead in his meagreness.
"In The Prison Pen" by Herman Melville
"His sweat last night was as great drops of blood,
And the sad burthen pressed Him so to earth,
The very torturers paused
To help Him on His way.
"Tuesday Before Easter" by John Keble

In news:

The board chairman said it was De Bruin 's lack of remorse that led him to press for her censure, and that he would have dropped the effort if she had apologized.
Orders for durable goods in the United States went up 2.2 percent in February after a steep drop in January, the Associated Press reports.
Press Releases EPA Opens Drop-Off Site for Hazardous Waste, White Goods and Electronic Equipment from Joplin Tornado.
Oklahoma State's 59-38 loss dropped the team from No 18 to out of the Associated Press poll, which was released Sunday.
Gearing up for the heavily anticipated ' Halcyon, ' Ellie Goulding is making the press rounds and dropping some truth bombs about fame and how her life has been affected by it.
T he press has rushed to report a minuscule drop in "teen births" based on data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
This from Cuomo's prepared remarks and the press people who just dropped off briefing books.
Jurist Ewan McGregor Drops the F-Bomb During Palme d'Or Press Conference.
According to Associated Press, New York state has seen a 55% drop in landline phones over the past decade.
Our Place Chez Nous Drop-In Centre Inc. Winnipeg Free Press on.
There was little movement at the top in the latest Associated Press college football poll but the same couldn't be said for LSU which dropped one spot to No.
Kerry Gauthier told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he made the decision on his own after multiple conversations with Democratic leaders who urged him to drop out.
Ortiz, infamously, made an issue of the decision the day after when he burst in on Terry Francona's pregame press conference and started dropping f-bombs like it was a David Mamet play.
You go beyond reducing, reusing and recycling to redefining what this movement means to the list once we've dropped off our recycling, weather-stripped and swapped out pressing problems.
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