from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act or sound of something falling in drops.
- noun The fat and juices exuded from roasting meat, often used in making gravy.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That which falls in drops; specifically, the fat which falls from meat in roasting: commonly in the plural.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A falling in drops, or the sound so made.
- noun That which falls in drops, as fat from meat in roasting.
- noun a pan for receiving the fat which drips from meat in roasting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Solid animal fat, traditionally collected from dripping off roasting meat.
- verb Present participle of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)
- noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
- adverb extremely wet
Sorry, no etymologies found.
All one needs do is follow the link Egnor gives to PZ's post, with a title dripping with sarcasm: "The Great Desecration," to see just the opposite:
Michael brought him the song of the first wood thrush to sing in the spring of 1847, a jumprope song sung by some children on Summer Street, and the sound of water dripping from a spiderweb after a rainstorm.
These phrases, and the condescension dripping from the article generally, can easily be removed without losing anything.
I look down and realize that my once white t-shirt is now in dripping crimson shreds.
A sea of vegetation laved the landscape, pouring its green billows from wall to wall, dripping from the cliff-lips in great vine-masses, and flinging a spray of ferns and air-plants in to the multitudinous crevices.
Taylor, blood dripping from the bullet wound in his shoulder, stepped forward slowly, but it was too late.
Pieces of burning metal had begun dripping from the hold in the side of the building where the hov disappeared, splashing the roadway with a deadly mix of “death by chemical fumes” and “death by being burned alive.”
Lucrezia now appears to be less the bride of Bartolomeo than the bride of Christ – the red of her dress matching the blood dripping from the base of the cross.
Head and head of empire soldiers becut in dripping blood, then threw out to universe.
Elsewhere he emerges limp and dripping from a lake, the opposite of a triumphant James Bond coming to shore.