• A Little Chicken Popped Out
    A Little Chicken Popped Out
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n popping a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
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Popping in her head now and then Popping in her head now and then

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only sound Seahorses make is a small clicking or popping sound during feeding or courtship
    • Popping a. & n. from Pop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks
    • n popping The act of smearing the face with white lead (ceruse).
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  • J. G. Ballard
    “Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.”
  • Edward De Bono
    Edward De Bono
    “I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role.”
  • Marquis De Sade
    “The majority of pop stars are complete idiots in every respect.”
  • Charles Krauthammer
    Charles Krauthammer
    “There is no comparing the brutality and cynicism of today's pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.”
  • Ian Anderson
    Ian Anderson
    “A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.”


Mom and pop - (USA) A mom and pop business is a small business, especially if it is run by members of a family. It can used in a wider sense to mean that something is small scale.
Pop the question - When someone pops the question, they ask someone to marry them.
Pop your clogs - When someone pops their clogs, they die.


In literature:

I wus back o' officers' row, an' them pistols popped up yere, by the corner o' the barracks.
"Molly McDonald" by Randall Parrish
One might pop up at any time and take a shot at the tender.
"Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns" by Halsey Davidson
The scrub team at Princeton during my last year was captained by Pop Jones, who was a martyr to the game.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
If fire pops on you from the stove, or fire place, you will get a letter.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I'll tell you an idea that popped into my head a minute ago.
"Raw Gold" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Into the water they popped, and each one took a big drink.
"Bully and Bawly No-Tail" by Howard R. Garis
The trawler hovered about in the same locality for three days, and then one morning, lo and behold, a periscope popped up close alongside.
"Our Navy in the War" by Lawrence Perry
Another one Mr. Tim Gladden, burn you up whenever he just take a notion to pop his whip.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
There was a little popping to the north and a general scurry to find out what was up.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
And as for myself, I begin to feel the grey hairs popping out all over my head at the very thought of it.
"A Sweet Little Maid" by Amy E. Blanchard
And Pop'll be comin' along any minute.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
From afar, through the stillness that lay along the south road, came the popping of rifles; and then all was still.
"An Arkansas Planter" by Opie Percival Read
Had it not been for "Pop" Snooks, I am sure the Comet Film Company would never have enjoyed the success it did.
"The Moving Picture Girls" by Laura Lee Hope
And she was with her pop, I guess.
"A Campfire Girl's First Council Fire" by Jane L. Stewart
That's the way the money goes, Pop!
"Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard" by Howard R. Garis
My Pop says they eats so much they has to sleep.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
When pop calls me James I think it's time to pick myself up mighty spry, I tell you!
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But then an event occurred which bore directly upon Pop Young and Sattell and Pop Young's missing years.
"Scrimshaw" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He'd defended his life and property on Darth, and nearly the same thing popped up as a prospect.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
I pop dis y-eye stret at you, me kill-a you dead.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris

In poetry:

When walking on the grass
There's a snap, crackle, and pop,
The dry summer's drought
Just doesn't seem to stop.
"August" by Amelia Wire Holmes Aaron
On that low thatched cottage stop,
In the sooty chimney pop,
Where thy wife and family
Every evening wait for thee.
"The Swallow" by John Clare
For when conferred the fairy slim
Invisibility on HIM,
She popped away on fairy wings,
Without referring to his "things."
"The Perils of Invisibility" by William Schwenck Gilbert
For wol fowk rave abaht ther loss,
Some sharper's sure to pop,
An' aght o' ther misfortunes
They'll contrive to get a sop.
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley
What's to come on us all aw can't tell,
For we havn't a shillin put by;
Ther's nowt left to pop nor to sell,
An aw cannot get trust if aw try.
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
Poor folks he'll shun; but pray by rich, if ill,
And watch, and watch—to slide into their will;
Then pop, perchance, in consecrated wine,
What speeds the soul, he fits for realms divine.
"The Progress Of A Divine: Satire" by Richard Savage

In news:

Lance Berkman lost his footing on the warning track while pursuing Ian Kinsler's foul pop in the fourth inning of Game 5 on Wednesday.
Actress Bai Ling told Howard Stern Monday she feels pop megastar Lady Gaga stole her unique fashion, en route to international fame and stardom.
Then don't go see fluorescent dance-pop act Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt.
Brooklyn-based retro-pop trio recreates bubblegum pop and doo-wop styles of the 1950s and '60s.
" Nakahara bought a Commune 's "Nudeware" line for Heath on which to serve the pop up products in the café and Pop Tour 2012 was born.
Rock and pop legends John (Sha Na Na) "Bowzer" Bauman and Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s rock, pop and doo wop era in an all new My Music concert event.
The 2010 edition, "United States of Pop (Don't Stop the Pop)&quo.
Nickelback's frontman popped the question after a six-month courtship with the 27-year-old pop singer.
J-Pop & K-Pop Dance Party: DJ Solomon, DJ Hojo, DJ vVv.
A Britney Spears fan created a video of the pop diva, tracing the changes of her face from infancy to current day all the while capturing her success and her turmoil as a pop tart.
Yael Krigman shows off her handmade cake pops at her "Cake Pop in Chief Party".
Bomb Pops were my favorite freezer pops as a kid.
Kesha's semi-psychedelic video for 'Die Young' features the rebellious pop starlet, who really is the anti-pop star playing by her own rules, leading a cult of dirty, leather-clad men and women.
Rappers recruit pop stars, pop stars recruit DJs, country artists work with rappers.
"It's constantly pop, pop, pop," said Alejandro Arambula.

In science:

There are precisely Pk−1 t=0 (Yt − 1) of such pairs, i.e., we add the size of the queue minus the popped vertex over each stage, except for the last stage.
Counting Connected Graphs Asymptotically
We thank the SCI POP laboratory of Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA) for providing the necessary facilities.
Stereography using a single lens
Using the same UVES POP spectrum with a more reasonable continuum, Takada-Hidai (2005) derived log ǫ(S) = 5.53 from the λ8694.6 line.
Sulphur and zinc abundances in Galactic halo stars revisited
Early A (A0–5) near Main Sequence stars were used as the younger pop ulation due to their relative ease of selection and the low probability of contamination by non-MS stars.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
Pop proved that a smooth curve C over an ample field K with C (K ) 6=
Subfields of ample fields I. Rational maps and definability
By introducing ample fields, Pop was able to reprove and generalise a couple of deep results on a certain important Galois theoretic conjecture of D`ebes and Deschamps (a vast generalization of the classical inverse Galois problem, see [DD99, §2.1.2]).
Subfields of ample fields I. Rational maps and definability
Pop gave a positive answer to this question, by showing that every ample field is actually very large, cf. [Har06, Proposition 3.3].
Subfields of ample fields I. Rational maps and definability
P )/c C (n) = P /c C (n + 1), (−c.pop; ! ; P )/c C (0) = S, (−c.pop; ! ; P )/c C (n + 1) = P /c c C (n).
A progression ring for interfaces of instruction sequences, threads, and services
Wang, “Classification of the FRW universe with a cosmological constant and a perfect fluid of the equation of state p = wρ,” [ArXiv:0905.0396][physics.pop-ph]; B.
On Horava-Lifshitz "Black Holes"
Therefore, q 7→ αV x (v) is given locally by a uniformly converging series of polynomials, it is an analytic function on O := ∪pOp .
Analyticity of the entropy for some random walks
PDA which do not make a push move after having made a pop move), with restrictions similar to LL(1).
Streaming algorithms for language recognition problems
If the stack-top is a terminal, it pops the top terminal from the stack, provided it matches with the next input letter.
Streaming algorithms for language recognition problems
Now either the stack item (comp part, non term, h) is never popped, or at the time of popping comp part is checked to be zero.
Streaming algorithms for language recognition problems
Introducing the nucleon into the picture, in the words of firs t paper attempting it , “complicates life a lot." First of all, the nucleon is heavy, and its mass seems to pop out in the places it shouldn’t, violating some power-counting arguments; we will see one example in a moment.
Baryon chiral perturbation theory: an update
The resource allocation component is based on the solution presented in (Pop et al., 2008).
An Architectural Model for a Grid based Workflow Management Platform in Scientific Applications