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mop

MOP, n. [L. mappa.] A piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums or coarse yarn fastened to a handle and used for cleaning floors.

1. A wry mouth. [Not used.]

MOP, v.t. To rub or wipe with a mop.

MOP, v.i. To make a wry mouth. [Not used.]




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MOP, n. [L. mappa.] A piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums or coarse yarn fastened to a handle and used for cleaning floors.

1. A wry mouth. [Not used.]

MOP, v.t. To rub or wipe with a mop.

MOP, v.i. To make a wry mouth. [Not used.]


MOP, n. [W. mop or mopa; L. mappa.]

  1. A piece of cloth, or a collection of threads or coarse yarn fastened to a handle and used for cleaning floors. Swift.
  2. A wry mouth. [Not used.] Shak.

MOP, v.i.

To make a wry mouth. [Not used.] Shak.


MOP, v.t.

To rub or wipe with a mop.


Mop
  1. A made-up face; a grimace.

    "What mops and mowes it makes!" Beau. *** Fl.
  2. To make a wry mouth.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  3. An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle.
  4. To rub or wipe with a mop, or as with a mop] as, to mop a floor; to mop one's face with a handkerchief.
  5. A fair where servants are hired.

    [Prov. Eng.]
  6. The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.

    [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

    Mop head. (a) The end of a mop, to which the thrums or rags are fastened. (b) A clamp for holding the thrums or rags of a mop. [U.S.]

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Mop

MOP, noun [Latin mappa.] A piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums or coarse yarn fastened to a handle and used for cleaning floors.

1. A wry mouth. [Not used.]

MOP, verb transitive To rub or wipe with a mop

MOP, verb intransitive To make a wry mouth. [Not used.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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1. Rapidity in motion; swiftness; speed; applied most generally to bodies moving on or near the earth; as the celerity of horse or of a fowl. We speak of the velocity of sound or of light, or of a planet in its orbit. This distinction however is not general, nor can the different uses of the two words be precisely defined. We apply celerity rather than velocity to thought; but there seems to be no reason, except usage, why the two words should not be synonymous.

2. An affection of motion by which a movable body runs through a given space in a given time.

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