teardrop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n teardrop a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands "his story brought tears to her eyes"
    • n teardrop anything shaped like a falling drop (as a pendant gem on an earring)
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Usage

In literature:

And teardrops carry her rouge away and fall, like bees longing for the honey of her lotus-face.
"Twenty-two Goblins" by Unknown
For everything, even to a teardrop.
"Foma Gordyeff" by Maxim Gorky
The scientists tell us that the same force that rounds the teardrop moulds the earth.
"Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed." by Calvin Coolidge
My eyes are washed by teardrops every time I wink my eyelids.
"Object Lessons on the Human Body" by Sarah F. Buckelew and Margaret W. Lewis
We laughed until the teardrops fell At all the fun he had to tell.
"Over Here" by Edgar A. Guest
And springing warm the tender tide Of teardrops gemmed the roses at her side.
"Lilith" by Ada Langworthy Collier
Her eyes were flooded with great teardrops; her mouth was open in an agony.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Above that, shining teardrop autos whirred by, leaving faint trails of exhaust.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Where the lance pierced the scales was set a tiny, teardrop-shaped ruby.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
On his bone-encased chest a bright drop of water formed, like a dewdrop or a teardrop, but big as a man's head.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Down it, from his closed lids, ran the teardrops, chasing one another into the black-notched cavern of his mouth.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
The wild roses were in her cheeks now, and the dew of teardrops on her downcast lashes.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
There was no foul gas boiling from the teardrop cars on the glass-level road.
"The Old Die Rich" by Horace Leonard Gold
The bulk of this sphere was always well within the outer walls of the teardrop, and thus protected from radiation.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
He wept over the knight's adventures, and big teardrops would spatter the page.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
Are slaves that weep salt teardrops on their steel shackles comforted in their weeping?
"A Few Words About the Devil" by Charles Bradlaugh
Seeing teardrops glistening in Nance's eyes, she rose and started to the door.
"Molly Brown's Freshman Days" by Nell Speed
Permit me to squeeze out a few salt teardrops.
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish
A teardrop stem from a trumpet-bowl wineglass has been melted past recognition in a fire.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
The glowing "teardrops" appeared a little over a week later.
"The Metal Moon" by Everett C. Smith
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In poetry:

But Lee has a thousand graves
In a thousand hearts, I ween;
And teardrops fall from our eyes in waves
That will keep his memory green.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
We vainly search your viewless track,
We call, ye deign us not reply,
We weep, but yet ye turn not back,
To kiss the teardrop from our eye.
"Sudden Death" by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
No man could hear its voice, and hate;
It stayed the teardrop at its portal;
With that dear thing I was a king
As never yet was monarch mortal!
"Beranger's "Broken Fiddle"" by Eugene Field
She meets her fate serene and still,
Above all earthly hopes and fears;
If once her eyes the teardrops fill,
Her mother's grief unlocks the tears.
"The Beauteous Terrorist" by Sir Henry Parkes
Never a heartache, and never a groan,
Never a teardrop and never a moan;
Never a danger but there on the throne,
Moment by moment He thinks of His own.
"Moment" by Daniel Webster Moody
Only three days left now,
Goodness, how time flies!
It brings a sadness to my heart
And teardrops to my eyes.
Does every turkey feel that way
Three days before he dies?
"My Life And Death" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

The Track of a Teardrop, a Filmmaker's Path.
Complete details for Teardrop Lounge.
On Wednesday, Coldplay premiered a video for 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall,' the first single from their new EP of the same name, as reported by PopCrush.
INTERVIEWS Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard Reveals Solo Single ' Teardrop Windows'.
Teardrop Rapist update and more.
From 1996 to 2005, the ' teardrop rapist attacked more than two dozen women.
INTERVIEWS Watch Coldplay Hit 'American Idol' With 'Paradise,' 'Every Teardrop '.
The " Teardrop " Above the Knee.
'Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,' Coldplay.
Natasha Henstridge and Tom Everett Scott in "The Devil's Teardrop ".
Natasha Henstridge Tom Everett Scott The Devil's Teardrop .
Written in the 1950s, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond was forgotten until it was recently adapted into a major motion picture.
View full size The Oregonian Teardrop Cocktail Lounge.
The Teardrop Cocktail Lounge in Portland, Ore. Changes beverages seasonally — and even has a punch with ingredients that change every other day.
Spiral Teardrops are an exciting new nail art from Dollar Nail Art.
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In science:

In the degenerate axisymmetric limit, the pincers reduce to a point so that the individual holes have teardrop shape and they merge without a toroidal phase.
Characteristic Evolution and Matching
The teardrop shape of the SHS has often been interpreted as shaped by a bow shock (Rudnick 1988), and supports the hypothesis that it is still moving supersonically (relative to the external medium) through the extended hot corona.
A Radio through X-ray Study of the Hot Spots, Active Nucleus, and Environment of the Nearby FR II Radio Galaxy 3C 33
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