Right of drip

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Right of drip (Law) an easement or servitude by which a man has the right to have the water flowing from his house fall on the land of his neighbor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Right of drip right in law to let the drip from one's roof fall on another's land
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dryppandréopan.

Usage

In literature:

As a matter of fact he was, but he emerged dripping a hundred yards lower down, unhurt and at least in his right mind.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
And while I sat there watching, up out of the sea along the reef to my right crawled a naked, dripping figure holding a dead duck in his mouth.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
The light disclosed a cavern with muddy walls dripping above them, and to their right, an inky pool of water.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
On their left was a tangled hedge, on their right a dank and dripping plantation of firs.
"Mitchelhurst Place, Vol. I (of 2)" by Margaret Veley
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In poetry:

Dick, Gray, and Gemmel by his side,
Strike out with dripping glaive;
At each firm stroke of their right hand
A trooper finds his grave.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
DUMB-BELLS left, dumb-bells right,
Swing them hard, grip them tight!
Thirty fat men of the town
Must sweat their filthy paunches down.
Dripping sweat and pumping blood
They try to make themselves like God.
"Dumb-Bells" by John Crowe Ransom

In news:

Any excess stripper drips right in, and when you take off the finish, you can simply push your scraper down the length of the leg.
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