from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a drooping position.

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  • adjective drooping


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a- +‎ droop


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  • He hung there like a discarded marionette, arms adroop, knees buckled, head lolling forward.


  • Guards to about the same number stood ranked before the hall, spearheads agleam though pennons adroop.

    Time Patrolman

  • The captain turned a sooty face to him, crest adroop with weariness.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • Before the saloon of the surly proprietor the cowpuncher brought his big black to a stand and sat contemplating the sorrel that stood dejectedly with ears adroop and one hind foot resting lightly upon the toe.

    The Texan A Story of the Cattle Country

  • And as dawn slowly lighted the world, they must have presented a strange and bizarre silhouette atop the hill against the paling sky -- the old sagging buggy, the horse with head down and ears adroop, the lovers clasped in each other's arms.

    The Gray Dawn

  • Before she could obey, the dining room curtains were parted, and a black-clad little Jap butler sidled into the hallway, his jaw adroop, his beady eyes astare with terror, his hands washing each other with invisible soap-and-water.

    Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story

  • Then, tail and crest adroop, he turned slowly back toward the house.

    Further Adventures of Lad

  • Or if it were perhaps a long, slow, painful journey through thick night, toilsome, blindly groping, wings adroop trailing against bruised heels.

    The Hidden Children

  • At that very moment they were slowly strolling along the eastern dunes where the vast solitude of sky and sea seemed to depress even the single white-headed eagle standing on the wet beach, head and tail adroop, motionless, fish-gorged.

    The Firing Line

  • Wind and wave seemed to feel the spell of her eyes, for the breeze died away, the heaving Scheldt tossed noiselessly, and the dark Dutch luggers swung idly on the tide with every sail adroop.

    In Search of the Unknown


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